After being part of Game of Thrones – 59% in a brief but memorable role, joining the Star Wars franchise in The Mandalorian- 91%and participating in Wonder Woman 1984, the Chilean actor Peter Pascal wants to make the leap to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (UCM), the highest-grossing franchise in history and the one that has some of the most popular superheroes of our time.
The MCU is already home to some great actors, and it’s surely only a matter of time before Pascal officially joins. Among his ranks are veterans like Michael Douglas as Hank Pink, Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, among others. In addition, we cannot fail to mention other recognized actors such as Cate Blanchett in the role of Hela in Thor: Ragnarok; Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange.
As if it were not enough for Pascal that he is now also a co-star of the series The Last of Us – 100%based on the successful video game of the same name, now wants to give life to a superhero for Marvel Studios, as he announced in an interview with Wiredwhere he was asked if he would have liked to play a traditional Marvel superhero when he was younger:
But I still want that, I want to be in movies.
The interviewer then asked him about the superhero idea and how it continues to change amid the political divide we live in, and the actor replied:
There are so many ways to misunderstand people and forget that, at the end of the day, your neighbor will most likely take off his shirt and give it to you. The exchanges you have with strangers are, in most cases, human.
So far, Pascal’s only experience in the world of superheroes is that of Wonder Woman 1984 – 76%, a film that divided opinions and was a box office flop (largely because it was released during the Covid-19 pandemic) but a success on HBO Max. In the film, Pascal played a villain who is one of the most salvageable of Wonder Woman 1984, since it parodies and criticizes the American obsession with economic success, and at the same time it was about an immigrant who had assimilated that culture. While the character didn’t die at the end of the movie, it was unlikely we’d see him in the third installment of Wonder Woman, but this one has been cancelled.
As for his other roles in famous franchises, the actor continues to play Din Djarin, the protagonist of The Mandalorianwhich in addition to appearing in two seasons of the series, was in chapters of the spin-off The Boba Fett book 63%and the third season will soon arrive, which has raised high expectations.
In The Last of Us Pascal plays one of the leads, Joel, and so far critics have had rave reviews of the series, which is coming to HBO Max on January 15. Shows based on video games have become fashionable lately, and they have great examples, such as Castlevania- 100%, Arcane – 100% Y halo- 74%among others.
The race of Peter Pascal he is in a great moment and has great opportunities ahead; Whether he becomes a part of Marvel or not, he is already famous and recognized for the various performances of him. The superhero franchise, on the other hand, has so many characters at his disposal and so many projects in development, that it is a fact that he has enough space for the Chilean actor.
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