Director Patty Jenkins confirms that Pedro Pascal is playing Maxwell Lord in Wonder Woman 1984.
Taking it to her official Twitter account, Jenkins posted an image of Maxwell Lord from the comics with the caption: “Well hello… Max.” The filmmaker didn’t need to elaborate on her social media post as fans immediately caught on with her subtle announcement. Of course it helped that out of all the illustrations of the villain out there, Jenkins picked something that resembles Pascal in his first in-character image for the movie. Check out the tweet below:
Another feather in this particular cap is the fact that the suit Maxwell Lord is wearing in the image pretty much lines up with an image she shared of Pascal from the set of Wonder Woman 1984 previously, which featured him in a business suit in the back of a car. He certainly looks the part of Lord, and we can’t wait to see him in action.
Now, it has been suggested that this take on Maxwell Lord will be a bit different from the comics, where Lord has mental powers that allow him to mentally control others, though it takes a big physical strain on his body when he does so. We might not end up seeing that in the movie, but as we’ve seen in the comics, Lord can be just as deadly and influential without powers.
Ares ended up being the main villain of the first Wonder Woman along with Doctor Poison, and it remains to be seen if Lord will end up being the main villain of the sequel or more in a Poison role, acting as a complement to the main villain.
Wonder Woman 1984 hits theaters on June 5th, 2020.