Last year didn’t lack for superhero movies, but one of the biggest winners from that genre was . Following her debut in , Gal Gadot reprised Diana of Themyscira for her origin story, which saw the heroine attempting to put an early end to World War I. With receiving critical acclaim and making over $820 million worldwide, it’s no wonder DC and Warner Bros greenlighted a sequel. Production on is set to begin later this year, and the latest actor to be joining that shoot is star Pedro Pascal.
Variety reports that Pedro Pascal has signed on for , though no details about who he is playing were revealed aside from it being a key role. This will be Pascal’s second collaboration with director Patty Jenkins; the two of them previously worked together on the TV movie . Pascal is the third actor who’s been announced to appear in , following behind Gal Gadot (obviously) reprising Diana and Kristen Wiig as Dr. Barbara Ann Minerva, a.k.a. The Cheetah.
Pedro Pascal has been acting for over 20 years, with his earlier work including recurring/guest spots on , three shows and . However, arguably his breakthrough performance was as Oberyn Martell, a.k.a. the Red Viper, in Season 4. Following his time on the HBO series, he was cast as Javier Peña in Netflix’s , which he starred on for three seasons. Pescal’s big screen resume include and , and along with , his upcoming cinematic appearances include and the movie formerly known as . Fun fact, Pascal also starred in the 2011 TV pilot that was never picked up to series.
As for who Pedro Pascal might be playing in , that’s hard to say. While no official plot details have been revealed yet, rumor has it that the sequel will be set in the 1980s, right as the Cold War is winding down. If ‘s story does indeed have a spy twist, Pascal could be a good fit for Tom Tresser, a.k.a. Nemesis, who has ties to the Suicide Squad and became friends with Diana in the comics. Given Cheetah’s presence in , I also wonder if Pescal could play Urzkartaga, the deity responsible for giving Barbara Ann Minerva her powers. Who knows, maybe Pascal’s character could somehow be Steve Trevor’s descendants! Whoever his character is, it sounds like we can expect him to be a major part of the movie.
hits theaters on November 1, 2019. In the meantime, check out our DC movies guide to see what else this franchise has in the pipeline, including this December and in April 2019.