The Wonder Woman sequel is getting Pedro Pascal, known for being a Narcos actor, for an unknown role as of writing.
The 42-year-old star is joining the sequel of the Gal Gadot-starrer, along with the recently announced Kirsten Wiig, who will play the villain Cheetah. Details are still pretty under wraps, though some noted Pascal to be taking on a key role.
This is the second time Pascal and director Patty Jenkins have worked together, the first one being Exposed. The filmmaker is back for the Wonder Woman sequel, as she is set to bring her A game to the table again, after the first one became a box-office hit. The next film is slated for a Nov. 1, 2019 release.
In a tweet, Pascal acknowledged his taking part of an exciting film.
For his role, many are wondering if he'll be a protagonist or an antagonist. It is also blurry if his character is straight from the comics or not. CinemaBlend touts him as the perfect actor for Nemesis (Tom Tresser) who will be friends with Diana in the source material.
Pascal could also take on the role of Urzkartaga, teaming up with Cheetah. Tracking Board also predicts him to be Rex, a "slippery conman."
Pascal is notable for his character in HBO's hit thriller series Game of Thrones, where he played Oberyn Martell. He is also best known for his role in Narcos, Netflix's crime drama series, in which he was Javier Pena, though it was reported he won't be returning for the next season.
Even so, he has a lot on his plate right now, and the announcement of his joining the roster of actors for the Wonder Woman sequel is surely going to add to his already impressive credit. Some of his upcoming movies are Triple Frontier, If Beale Street Could Talk, and The Equalizer 2.
'Wonder Woman' Sequel
The sequel for Wonder Woman is set to begin production late this year. The plot will take place during the 1980s, during the Cold War. Gadot is reprising her role as Diana of Themyscira.
DC and Warner Bros. seemingly had not found it hard to give a go-signal for the sequel of Wonder Woman. After all, the film was a success, earning $821 million worldwide. It has also lauded a lot of critics, with several award-giving bodies recognizing the film with awards.