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The Wonder Woman Role You Didn't Know Pedro Pascal Had Before WW1984

Wonder Woman 1984 was originally supposed to come out back in 2019. It was later pushed back to the summer of 2020, and naturally, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it had to be delayed again to December 25, 2020. While the pandemic still has theaters around the United States closed, the heads at Warner Bros. aren't waiting any longer to get the next installment in the Wonder Woman franchise to audiences. 

In an unprecedented move, WW84 will be released in theaters and be available for streaming on HBO Max simultaneously, and the best part is that subscribers don't have to pay any extra to view it. Finally, fans will be able to see Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) go on another action-packed adventure in the decade of hair metal bands and cassette tapes as she faces off against the deadly combination of Cheetah (Kristen Wiig) and Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal). 

Pascal's addition to the world of Wonder Woman is an exciting one, especially now that he's made a name for himself with outstanding performances on Narcos, Game of Thrones, and The Mandalorian; however, this isn't the actor's first foray into superhero stories. In fact, it's not even his first time being in a Wonder Woman story. Pascal has a connection to the Amazonian Princess many fans may be completely unaware of. 

Pedro Pascal played Ed Indelicato in the unaired 2011 Wonder Woman pilot

Long before Pascal was the best bounty hunter/foster dad in the galaxy, he starred in an unaired pilot for a Wonder Woman TV series that ultimately wasn't picked up. The show would've starred Adrianne Palicki (John WickAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Diana Prince, and instead of being from the island of Themyscira, she's the CEO of Themyscira Industries. When she's not ruling the corporate world, she's fighting crime on the streets of Los Angeles with her lasso and bracelets. 

With such a stark departure from the character's comic book roots, it's easy to see why it's widely considered to be the worst Wonder Woman adaptation around. However, it proved fortuitous in providing an early role for Pedro Pascal. He's not the underhanded Maxwell Lord in this version. Instead, he plays Ed Indelicato, a detective for the LAPD. While he does his best to play by the book, working alongside Wonder Woman usually means he has to break the rules a little bit, and oftentimes, he's responsible for reining the superpowered Amazon in. If the show had gone to series, then it's likely he would've essentially been Wonder Woman's James Gordon.

Alas, it wasn't meant to be, and the pilot has largely been lost to the annals of superhero obscurity. Fortunately, all's not lost; Pascal will get his chance to appear alongside Diana Prince in the forthcoming Wonder Woman 1984, and to be honest, going from a nervous cop to a powerful businessman sounds like one heck of an upgrade.