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FutureStarrPedro Pascal Links Up With Many Mandos In London
Pedro Pascal is an accomplished actor whose work has been seen on both television and film. He's featured in hit series such as Game of Thrones, Narcos, and Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian.
He was born in Santiago, Chile to parents who worked as medical professionals. During Chile's military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, his family was granted political asylum in Denmark.
Pedro Pascal is one of the most renowned Game of Thrones actors, and it's no shock that he has many connections in London. He recently starred in Disney's The Mandalorian and is currently filming The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent alongside Nicolas Cage; most importantly though, Pedro will be featured prominently in The Last of Us TV series.
He began his acting career in primetime dramas, but quickly discovered the appeal of genre roles. He's had memorable appearances on shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Law & Order and The Good Wife but his big break came when he was cast as Prince Oberyn Martell on season four of Game of Thrones.
At first, Pascal wasn't sure which role he'd be playing on the show. But he knew it had to be something memorable, so he studied martial arts and was eager to deliver martial artist-inspired action scenes.
Thankfully, the actor did not disappoint. His confident performance as Martell quickly earned him a following and earned him nominations for both Best New Television Actor and Best New Television Actress from the NewNowNext Awards.
After leaving the series, he continued his career in acting and earned a lead role on BBC's The Crown before landing a regular spot on HBO's The Good Fight. Subsequently, Netflix cast him as a drug kingpin in Narcos.
On Game of Thrones, he played an important role as Dornish Prince Oberyn Martell - affectionately known as 'The Red Viper'. A cunning character who employed unconventional combat techniques and was well-versed in poisons, Oberyn had earned himself a place of honor within the show's world.
As fans of the show will recall, Martell faced off against an impossible foe in Gregor Clegane - Champion of the Seven Kingdoms and widely considered one of Westeros' most powerful men. Yet Martell chose to fight for Tyrion instead of his own kingdom, leading to a confrontation that ultimately resulted in his defeat.
Pedro Pascal has quickly become a global star, and his latest show The Last of Us has only further cemented this reputation. According to Rotten Tomatoes, The Last of Us has garnered 96% positive reviews thanks to Pedro's remarkable performance as Joel Miller.
Fans continue to be amazed by his chemistry with Bella Ramsey as Ellie, reminding them of his role as Mando in The Mandalorian. Recently, they joined forces again for a two-day pop-up event at The Forge in London.
Many were delighted to see Pedro Pascal without his signature Mandalorian armor. Dressed in a cinnamon-colored sweater over a gray tank top and scarlet pants, he looked dapper as ever.
When not playing The Mandalorian, Pascal has been featured in several high-profile films. His role as a drug kingpin in Narcos is an excellent example of how his acting talents can be put to good use, taking on controversial subjects while creating something thrilling yet informative.
The show centers around Pablo Escobar and his role in Colombian drug trade, but it takes a different approach than most movies do when discussing drug policy. While primarily told from an American DEA agent's point of view, it also examines the war on drugs through Colombian government officials' eyes. These characters often challenge established assumptions and question why American DEA agents are trying to capture Escobar.
These perspectives show that while drug lords' violent acts may seem motivated by personal vendettas and retaliation, their consequences can have far reaching and more subtle effects. That is why it is essential for films and TV shows to take a more globalized approach when exploring topics related to the Drug War; especially from an international perspective.
The War on Drugs has had many detrimental effects, so it is essential for media to reflect this reality accurately and objectively. Narcos' ability to do so makes it a valuable resource in this national conversation.
Pedro Pascal, who plays bounty hunter Mando in Disney+'s beloved series The Mandalorian, visited London this weekend to mark the launch of season 3 and promote an upcoming exhibition inspired by the show. At Regent Street's event, which recreated Beskar's blacksmith area where he crafts Mandalorian armour and sabers, as well as a cantina bar with live music performances set against a gritty atmosphere akin to that seen on-screen, Pedro Pascal joined fellow cast members from around the world for this unique celebration!
The Mandalorian was created by Jon Favreau and is the first live-action Star Wars series to air on Disney+, becoming an instant success. While critics have largely praised it for its lack of continuity and untested ideas (like force-sensitive children), The Mandalorian also faces some criticism for lacking credibility.
In order to combat these criticisms, the show relies on several other elements to create an authentic and believable atmosphere. Its episodic structure offers up a compelling combination of adventure-style plotlines a la Japanese samurai movies or American Westerns with action paced just right for viewers' enjoyment.
This episodic structure also permits writers to craft characters that aren't based on existing Star Wars characters. For instance, Mando (Pascale), a bounty hunter, has no connection to the Jedi and only becomes aware of them after saving Baby Yoda from a stormtrooper. Furthermore, Mando had no real reason for being on the run in the first place, yet he eventually finds himself caught up in an epic conflict between two powerful Mandalorian warlords - Bo-Katan and Din Djarin.
Given this context, it's no surprise that the show has been a hit. It offers a family-friendly adventure that fuses classic sci-fi elements with an affinity for the Star Wars universe, complete with exciting action scenes and guest stars.
What sets The Mandalorian apart is its setting - set between Return of the Jedi and 2015's The Force Awakens, an era never previously explored in the franchise. With masterful precision, The Mandalorian explores this gap with grace. Additionally, it takes on a refreshing take on space Western genre with modern aesthetics while staying true to original trilogy spirit.
After seven decades, Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) is back in the spotlight at Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Her new friend and shy gemologist Barbara Minerva (Kristen Wiig) are asked for advice regarding a recovered stolen artifact: a citrine stone embedded in a base with Latin words asking those who hold it to make a wish.
Max Lord (Pedro Pascal) steals the Dreamstone, which grants wishes to those who touch it. Unfortunately, this causes an imbalance in the world which can only be rectified by killing Max and destroying the stone.
As the film progresses, Diana and Barbara discover that the Dreamstone is responsible for the demise of multiple civilizations throughout history. But they don't realize Max has devised a scheme to use US satellite broadcasting as a means to grant wishes worldwide - potentially sparking nuclear war between the United States and Soviet Union.
At the same time, Steve Trevor - who died in the previous Wonder Woman film - returns. But he's not the same Steve that she remembers; in fact, he appears to be an entirely different person in a different body. It appears that neither he nor anyone else had consent to use this body, nor indeed do they seem to have had the legal right to do so either.
Ares, Doctor Poison and Ludendorff may be forgettable villains in the DCEU, but Wonder Woman 1984's Maxwell Lord and Barbara Minerva stand as two of its strongest characters so far. Their self-aggrandizing antics as well as ruthless ambitions make for some incredibly entertaining television viewing - it's no wonder why these two have become beloved icons throughout the DC Extended Universe.
The movie does a good job of subverting Middle Eastern stereotypes, showing that women can achieve any goal they set their mind to - including becoming superheroes! Unfortunately, there are also some problematic messages surrounding returning colonized land and domestic abuse that need to be addressed.
Furthermore, the movie contains some of the most offensive misogynistic jokes in all of DCEU. Furthermore, it showcases stereotypical representations of Middle Eastern men with various characteristics.