Wonder Woman 1984's Gal Gadot Previews How Diana Meets Pedro Pascal's Max Lord

Actor Pedro Pascal as Max Lord in Wonder Woman 1984 trailer
(Image credit: DC Comics)

The first trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 came out last weekend and introduced The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal's new character, Maxwell Lord. Max Lord is a DC Comics character, like Diana Prince, and apparently they have quite an interesting first meeting. Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot previewed Diana's dynamic with Max during the CCXP discussion in Brazil:

I had many different fun moments working with him, but I can only say that the most memorable one, probably that I can really talk about, is in the beginning of the movie. When Diana Prince meets Max Lord, let's just say she's never met anyone like him before. That's all I can say.

Who is Max Lord? Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins described him, and added a little warning/tease about him:

Max Lord is a character very much of the time period the movie is in, he's the King of Infomercials, and he's selling a dream to the public, and he'll do anything to be successful. But sometimes when you get what you want, greatness comes with a price. So that's Maxwell Lord.

In the Wonder Woman 1984 trailer, we hear Max Lord's voice coming through one of his infomercials:

Welcome to the future! Life is good, but it can it better. And why shouldn't it be? All you need is to want it...

Warner Bros.'s synopsis for the Wonder Woman sequel notes the movie finds our hero facing two new foes in Max Lord and The Cheetah. Kristen Wiig plays The Cheetah -- and Patty Jenkins explained why she cast the actress who is still most famous for her comedy. Cheetah at least starts the movie as archaeologist Barbara Ann Minerva, who befriends Diana. The trailer even shows a little conversation they have about falling in love.

Speaking of love, the million dollar question of Wonder Woman 1984 is how does Chris Pine return as Steve Trevor after the events of the first movie? Will Max Lord play a role in what happens? His little infomercial teases life can be better, all you need is to want it. What does Diana Prince want? To have Steve back, I would imagine. And world peace, of course.

Re-watch the first trailer here for another look at Diana, Max, Barbara, and company:

Wonder Woman 1984 -- which has a reason for being set in that year -- will surely give us more trailers before its release date in June 2020. Fans are already discussing Wonder Woman's new Golden Eagle armor, lack of sword and shield, and amazing swing from lightning.

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A new era of wonder begins on June 5, 2020 when WW84 opens in theaters. Keep up with everything heading to the big screen next year with our 2020 movie release date schedule.

Gina Carbone

Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.