Wonder Woman 1984 Reveals First Look At Pedro Pascal's New Character

Just like Wonder Woman did following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman 1984 is winding the clock back following Diana of Themyscira's time with Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg in Justice League. Where Wonder Woman saw Diana venturing into man's world for the first time in World War I, Wonder Woman 1984 will show us what the superheroine was up to in... well, you can guess what year. Among the newcomers in the sequel is Narcos actor Pedro Pascal, and while his character hasn't been identified yet, you can check out the first look at him below.

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Whoever Pedro Pascal is playing in Wonder Woman 1984, clearly he's a man of means, as evidenced by that suit, the car and the Wall Street vibe he's giving off. This image, provided by director Patty Jenkins on Twitter, is also presented on a TV screen, which not only suggests that this man is famous as well as rich, but also calls back to the previously released image of Gal Gadot's Diana gazing at TV screens. Fun fact, Wonder Woman 1984 won't be the first time Pascal has acted in something Wonder Woman-related, as he also played Ed Indelicato in the unaired Wonder Woman NBC pilot.

When it was reported that Pedro Pascal was joining Wonder Woman 1984, all that was said was that this would be a "key role." With this image, now fans can start to narrow down the possibilities about who the actor might be playing. Personally, I'm thinking this is Maxwell Lord, who was last portrayed in live action by Peter Facinelli on Supergirl and was going to be the main antagonist in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. In the comics, Lord was originally best known for bankrolling and co-founding the Justice League International, but as time passed, Lord shifted from a businessman with questionable methods to an outright super villain who eventually gained mind control powers. In the Identity Crisis event, Wonder Woman was forced to kill Lord so she could free Superman from Lord's control. Since Pescal's Wonder Woman 1984 character appears to be wealthy, Lord would be a good fit.

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However, with Wonder Woman's history also being filled with magic and mythology, we can't rule out that Pedro Pascal's character is more than just a mere mortal. Some fans are already wondering if he's playing Felix Faust, one of the most well-known magical antagonists in the DC universe. Other possibilities include one of the Olympian Gods who survived Ares' slaughter, as well as Glorious Godfrey, one of Darkseid's minions who assumed the G. Gordon Godfrey identity on Earth and began a hate campaign against superheroes. This latter option might especially hold some weight, given that this Pascal picture indicates his character gets a fair amount of TV coverage.

Along with Gal Gadot and Pedro Pascal, Wonder Woman 1984's cast includes Chris Pine reprising Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as Barbra Ann Minvera (a.k.a. Cheetah), Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patel and Gabriella Wilde. The sequel hits theaters on November 1, 2019.

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