Patty Jenkins took to Twitter to confirm Pedro Pascal’s role as Maxwell Lord alongside Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince in Wonder Woman 1984.
After behind-the-scenes photos from Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984 showed Pedro Pascal dressed in a suave 1980s business suit, many fans predicted that The Mandalorian star would be playing the devious DC Comics villain Maxwell Lord. The character first appeared in Justice League #1 in 1987 and actually had a hand in first creating the Justice League International team. Since then, Maxwell Lord has plagued the heroes of the DC Universe, even killing the original Blue Beetle — Ted Kord.
Patty Jenkins recently confirmed that Pedro Pascal would be playing Maxwell Lord on Twitter with a photo of the devious businessman with the simple caption “Well hello… Max.” Pedro Pascal was tagged in the tweet, confirming Maxwell Lord will make his big screen screen debut in Wonder Woman 1984. Whether Pedro Pascal’s Maxwell Lord is working alongside Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah remains to be seen. Either way, Diana is going to have her hands full in the Patty Jenkins sequel. Take a look at the tweet below.
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) October 24, 2019
Are you looking forward to seeing Gal Gadot take on Pedro Pascal’s Maxwell Lord in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984? Tell us in the comments!
Full details on the Wonder Woman 1984 plot are being kept under wraps, but the film is said to follow Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince as she comes into conflict with the Soviet Union in the 1980s and encounters a formidable new adversary named Cheetah.
Directed by Patty Jenkins from a script she co-wrote with David Callaham and a treatment she developed with Geoff Johns, Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wigg, Pedro Pascal, Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patel, Gabriella Wilde, Connie Nielson, and Robin Wright.
Wonder Woman 1984 will be released in theaters on June 4, 2020. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Patty Jenkins, Pedro Pascal and Maxwell Lord’s future on the big screen.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.