We don’t even know if Pedro Pascal‘s MCU future is for certain, following studies The Final of Us star was in talks to star within the Unbelievable 4 reboot, however James Gunn is already eradicating all possibilities of Pascal ever returning to the DC universe, with a little bit of casting that received’t shock any of his followers.
Deadline is reporting that none aside from Sean Gunn, James’ brother and frequent collaborator, is all set to play the function of evil businessman Maxwell Lord within the newly refurbished DCU. Precisely the place Sean Gunn — most recognized to superhero lovers as Kraglin within the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy — will make his debut as Lord is unclear, however a cameo in Superman: Legacy isn’t being dominated out. Deadline claims that the character might be referenced in some kind within the movie, nevertheless, earlier than undoubtedly showing in future DC initiatives.
It’s solely been three years since Maxwell Lord was final on our screens, in fact, as Pedro Pascal performed the half in Surprise Girl 1984. Though the Patty Jenkins sequel was poorly acquired general, and is doomed to be the ultimate movie for Gal Gadot’s heroine, Pascal’s casting and portrayal of the considerably sympathetic Lord was broadly seen as one in every of its highlights.
Seeing as sure actors from the defunct DCEU are anticipated to return in Gunn’s regime — together with Jason Momoa and Xolo Maridueña — it was vaguely doable that Pascal may very well be invited again. Particularly given his monumental reputation as a performer. Nevertheless, clearly the actor will not be a part of Gunn’s plans. Though if that’s as a result of he’s busy working with Marvel as Mr. Unbelievable, who can say? Nicely, Kevin Feige, that’s who.
Unbelievable 4 and Superman: Legacy truly come out inside only a few quick months of one another, with Marvel’s reboot of the beloved comedian guide property that launched its universe releasing on Might 6, 2025 and DC’s reboot of the beloved comedian guide property that launched its universe arriving on July 11, 2025.