Pedro Pascal has become one of the most coveted actors in the industry in recent times. Making his first breakthrough appearance in the fourth season of Game of Thrones as Prince Oberyn Martell aka The Viper, Pedro Pascal soon became a fan-favourite among the massive fanbase of the hit show.
Soon after, Pedro Pascal was chosen to portray Javier Peña in the Netflix biographical crime series Narcos. Once again, Pascal’s acting skills received universal acclaim for his portrayal of the real-life DEA agent in the heartland of Colombia to investigate the drug lord Pablo Escobar. His rapidly ascending popularity landed him roles in high-budget movies like Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) and Netflix’s Triple Frontier (2019) alongside Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, and Charlie Hunnam.
Despite his spectacular acting skills, the Chilean-American actor had yet to land the role of a major protagonist. Pedro’s aspirations came true as he was chosen as the lead actor in Disney+’s The Mandalorian. As the titular Mandalorian, Pedro Pascal plays the role of Din Djarin, a dreaded bounty hunter with questionable moral character. Despite receiving criticism for being constantly hidden behind the costume, Pascal has received praise for his masterful depiction of a bounty hunter caught in an emotional mess.
With no looking back, Pedro Pascal once again hit the jackpot as he was chosen to play an important role in the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984. The sequel to the universally acclaimed Wonder Woman (2017), Pedro Pascal is set to play the role of Maxwell Lord.
In the comics, Maxwell Lord is a powerful business tycoon who has the ability of telepathic persuasion. This ability helps Maxwell Lord to push people to do his bidding based on their own personal desires. In some iterations, his ability is strong enough to put Superman under mind control.
As a foe of Wonder Woman, Maxwell Lord has created a lot of major obstacles for the Amazonian. Using his telepathic persuasion, Lord is a major nuisance to global peace and security. Maxwell Lord has also fatally shot Ted Kord, the second Blue Beetle, upon Kord’s discovery of Lord’s secrets.
Despite getting to work for two mega franchises, Pedro Pascal has finally stated his preference. As the titular Mandalorian, Pedro gets to work with the adorable Baby Yoda in the Star Wars universe. Yet, the Chilean-American actor has finally broken the silence and made it clear that he prefers working with the gorgeous Amazonian, Gal Gadot, over his adorable companion Baby Yoda.
In Entertainment Weekly’s ‘Heroes Issue’, Pedro Pascal confirmed his preference to work alongside the charming Gal Gadot.
“I would take Gal over any creature in the universe, but Baby Yoda is not too shabby, a very easy-going scene partner. He also makes me feel very tall — and needed.”
The beautiful Gal Gadot has played a pivotal role in the revival of the DC Extended Universe. In Wonder Woman, Gal’s portrayal of the fierce Amazonian received critical acclaim as she effortlessly led the inclusion of strong female characters as lead protagonists. Wonder Woman was trail-blazing as it paved the way for strong female-led movies and proved that they too, can be equally lucrative.
Originally set to release on 5th June 2020, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has postponed the release date to 2nd October 2020.
Wonder Woman 1984 is directed by Patty Jenkins starring Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord, Kristen Wiig as Barbara Ann Minerva/Cheetah, and with Chris Pine reprising his role of Steve Trevor from Wonder Woman.