We're just a few months away from the release of Wonder Woman 1984, which will see the return of Gal Gadot's iconic Amazon warrior in an era dominated by glitz and glamor. So it's only fitting that the latest foe to challenge her embodies the vanity of the '80s, with Star Wars: The Mandalorian actor Pedro Pascal becoming the fan-favorite DC Comics character Maxwell Lord. A run in with Diana Prince doesn't promise a lot of safety when it comes to Lord's neck, but Pascal is loving the opportunity to go toe to toe with the iconic hero.
"It's this character who encompasses a component of the era which is, you know, 'Get whatever want, however you can. You're entitled to it!' And at any cost, ultimately, which represents a huge part of our culture and this kind of unabashed — it's greed," Pascal explained. "It's f—ing greed, of course. But it's also about 'How do you be your best self? How do you win?' So he's definitely the face of that version of success."
It's not clear just what brings Diana into Maxwell's crosshairs (or vice versa), but the report of a set visit hinted at a massive confrontation between the two in the White House, of all places. It states that there was a lot of damage done to the replica of the building, showing the aftermath of these two forces colliding.
We don't know if Wonder Woman will be actively trading blows with Lord or if the enigmatic villain will be using his own forces to go up against Diana, but it's something we'll likely see in the coming months as we get closer to the movie's release date.
"It does have that fun pop," Jenkins reflected. "She was so great in such a great era and we do get to capture that. The only thing I can tell you is that it went really well, we just finished shooting, and yeah, the actors are incredible. We did a ton of the stuff on wires and it looks mind-blowing."
Wonder Woman 1984 is set to premiere in theaters on June 5th.