It appears that the nature of Pedro Pascal’s mystery role in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ has been revealed. The ‘Narcos’ star was announced as having been cast in a key role back in March, but the name of his character has not been disclosed. While his character’s exact identity hasn’t yet been revealed, Twitter user DanielRPK posted, “I hear Pedro Pascal’s character is a God in disguise.”
I hear Pedro Pascal’s character is a God in disguise.
— Daniel R (@DanielRPK) June 17, 2018
This is a little worrisome, considering that the first movie also featured a “god in disguise” as the major villain. While Danny Huston’s General Ludendorff and Elena Anaya‘s Doctor Maru/Poison were clearly bad guys from the start, in the end, it was revealed that supposed ally Sir Patrick, played by David Thewlis, was actually Ares in disguise. Hopefully, Patty Jenkins and her co-writers Geoff Johns and David Calaham have come up with a unique twist that will differentiate this story from that of the first movie.
In the first movie, Ludendorff and Dr. Maru turned out to only be pawns of Ares. It is entirely possible that Kristen Wiig‘s Barbara Ann Minerva/The Cheetah will also have a similar minion role, considering that in the comics, it was the African plant god Urzkartaga that cursed her, turning her into a were-cat creature. Could Pascal be playing Urkartaga? That would make sense and bring in a pantheon other than the Greek that is most identified with Wonder Woman.
So far, Pascal, Wiig and Gal Gadot and Chris Pine are the only cast members confirmed, but considering that filming has begun, expect more news to begin surfacing soon. Prior to ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, Pascal starred on the TV series ‘Narcos’, ‘The Mentalist’, ‘Graceland’, ‘The Good Wife’ and ‘Game of Thrones’. He was also seen in last year’s ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’.
The coolest thing about Pascal’s casting is that he appeared in the pilot for the planned ‘Wonder Woman’ TV series, starring Adrianne Palicki which never materialized. Pascal played the male lead, Inspector Ed Indelicato. Hopefully, the second time will be the charm for Pascal and the Amazing Amazon.
‘Wonder Woman 1984’ opens on November 1, 2019.