After kicking the year off with a bang with the success of The Last of Us and The Mandalorian, Pedro Pascal‘s upcoming projects promise to keep him busy in the coming months. The projects that we know of so far span from horror and romance to action and apocalypse. Seeing Pedro in these genres is long awaited by fans, so let’s learn more about the actor’s upcoming work.
The most obvious upcoming Pedro Pascal projects
Following the first season of The Last of Us, a second season was confirmed very quickly by HBO. Filming is back on track for February 2024 after writing for the new season was put on hold due to the WGA strikes. Season 2 is set to closely follow The Last of Us: Part II, meaning it is unclear how much of Pedro we might actually see in the new season (if you know, you know.)
Similarly, it seems safe to assume Pascal will reprise his role as Din Djarin in a fourth season of The Mandalorian. Jon Favreau confirmed he has already written the script for Season 4, but Din’s fate remains unclear. Many fans are speculating whether the new season will focus more on Bo-Katan, but I’m sure we will see our favorite shiny bounty hunter back on our screens soon enough.
There is currently no confirmed release date for The Mandalorian Season 4, however, a recent update emerged from HBO confirming The Last of Us Season 2 will premiere in 2025.
Pedro Pascal Heads Head-First Into Horror
News broke recently that one of the upcoming Pedro Pascal projects will involve him breaking into the horror genre. He is set to star in Barbarian director Zach Cregger‘s upcoming film Weapons. The Hollywood Reporter reports that “[Weapons] is described as an interrelated, multistory horror epic that tonally is in the vein of Magnolia.”
Seeing Pedro in a horror project has been wildly anticipated by fans (and me). It will be very exciting to see him adapt to a new genre that is very different from anything we have seen him in before.
HBO can’t get enough of Pedro Pascal
My Dentist’s Murder Trial is one of the most exciting upcoming Pedro Pascal projects. Pascal will star alongside David Harbour in a true crime limited series on HBO. It is based on a case where a dentist (Dr. Nuñez, played by Pacal) murders his friend by using substances he works frequently with. The series is inspired by a 2017 New Yorker article by James Lasdun titled “My Dentist’s Murder Trial: Adultery, false identities, and a lethal sedation,” Deadline reports.
It is unclear who Harbour will play in the series and when it will be written or begin production, let alone when it will be released. Seeing Pascal in a true crime series is bound to be an exciting time, though.
Pedro Pascal and Walton Goggins Are an Intriguing Pair
Pedro Pascal will star alongside Walter Goggins and work with director Nadia Conners in the comedy The Uninvited. The only synopsis we have is “A stranger crashes a party, sparking a comedy of errors, and a reordering of life.” A comedy amongst upcoming Pedro Pascal projects is extremely exciting, though.
The only content we have so far is the odd few set photos from The Uninvited, showing Pascal in a party scene. (He looks delightful.) According to IMDb, the film has wrapped production, but there is no expected release date or any further information surrounding the plot—something to look forward to!
‘Gladiator 2’ Headlines the Upcoming Pedro Pascal Projects
Freaky Tales, Gladiator 2, and Drive-Away Dolls round out the remainder of the upcoming Pedro Pascal projects. Here is everything we know:
There is a stacked cast for Freaky Tales, including Dominique Thorne, Angus Cloud, and Ben Mendelsohn. Deadline reported last year that one of the upcoming Pedro Pascal projects will be an “immersive film inspired by [the director’s] experience growing up in the bay. The film is comprised of four interconnected stories each featuring distinct characters, real-life locations and noteworthy historical events.”
Another more recent update appeared on the Sundance Film Festival website, where the film will premiere in 2024, which states “In 1987 Oakland, a mysterious force guides The Town’s underdogs in four interconnected tales: Teen punks defend their turf against Nazi skinheads, a rap duo battles for hip-hop immortality, a weary henchman gets a shot at redemption, and an NBA All-Star settles the score. Basically another day in the Bay.“
It was also recently announced that Pedro would be joining the cast of Gladiator 2 alongside Paul Mescal. The sequel has begun production in Malta where an amphitheater and other ancient Roman buildings have popped up on the set. So far there are very few plot details for the Gladiator sequel, but it is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on November 22, 2024.
Pascal Teams Up With Focus Features for ‘Drive-Away Dolls’
Finally, Drive-Away Dolls was probably the most unheard of among the upcoming Pedro Pascal projects. Some footage from the film was screened at CinemaCon this year and was finally released to the public a couple of months ago. While we still know very little about Pascal’s character, the trailer provided a fun first look at the project and Focus Features released a synopsis:
“This comedy caper follows Jamie [Margaret Qualley], an uninhibited free spirit bemoaning yet another breakup with a girlfriend, and her demure friend Marian [Geraldine Viswanathan] who desperately needs to loosen up. In search of a fresh start, the two embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee, but things quickly go awry when they cross paths with a group of inept criminals along the way.“-Focus Features synopsis for Drive-Away Dolls
The film is directed by Ethan Coen and is set to release in theaters on February 23, 2024.
Something ‘Fantastic’ Is in the Works
Social media erupted when DanielRPK reported that Pedro Pascal is in talks to play Reed Richards in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Fantastic Four movie. Deadline then confirmed that Pascal was in talks for the role of Richards but that he hadn’t yet signed.
Other big names are being thrown around for the Fantastic Four lead roles including Vanessa Kirby, Joseph Quinn, and many more, though none have been confirmed.
Which of Pedro Pascal’s Upcoming Projects Are You Most Excited About?
Pedro Pascal is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in the world right now. His success is unmatched and his roster of upcoming roles is incredible!
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