Warner Bros. to Release “Wonder Woman 1984,” Featuring Pedro Pascal, in Theathers & HBO Max on Christmas

Pedro Pascal’s preparing for a Wonder(ful)Christmas

Warner Bros. has confirmed plans to release Wonder Woman 1984,starring the 45-year-old Chilean actor as one of the film’s villains, on December 25 in theaters and on HBO Max.

Pedro Pascal

“At some point you have to choose to share any love and joy you have to give, over everything else,” tweeted the film’s director Patty Jenkins. “We love our movie as we love our fans, so we truly hope that our film brings a little bit of joy and reprieve to all of you this holiday season.”

WW84 will get an international theatrical release wherever theaters are open on December 16.

HBO Max isn’t charging an additional amount to subscribers like Disney+did with Mulan for those stateside. Maoyanhas the movie slated for a December 25 release in China as well. The first Wonder Woman made $90.5M there.

WW1984 will only play on HBO Max for the first 30 days before Warner Bros. pulls it off while continuing its run theaters from Day 31 to 60, and then will go on PVOD on Day 61.

“We appreciate how patient audiences have been and given the great anticipation around Wonder Woman 1984 we are grateful to be able to make this terrifically entertaining movie widely available in these challenging times,” said Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

The film’s plot: In 1984, during the Cold WarDiana Prince comes into conflict with two formidable foes—media businessman Maxwell Lord (Pascal) and friend-turned-enemy Barbara Ann Minerva while reuniting with her love interest Steve Trevor.

Morena Baccarin to Star in the Nourish Thriller “Tropico”

Morena Baccarin is hittin’ the tropics…

The 40-year-old Brazilian actress is set to star in director Giada Colagrande’s Tropico, a noirish thriller set in Brazil.

Morena Baccarin

Baccarin will star opposite Pedro Pascal and Willem Dafoein the film, from a screenplay by Barry Gifford.

In Tropico, Dafoe plays Raymond Sanz, a veteran operative hired to spy on Mark, an American businessman (Pascal) in a steamy costal town in Northern Brazil. However, things get more complicated when Sanz falls simultaneously for Mark’s wife, the mysterious and beautiful Lucia (Baccarin), and her equally beautiful identical twin sister, Olivia (Baccarin).

“Barry’s atmospheric screenplay is an exotic thriller in the best traditions of the noir genre,” said Colagrande, “and I also couldn’t be more excited to work with such an accomplished group of actors.”

Eclipse Pictureshas acquired the worldwide sales rights to Tropico.

Colagrande previously directed Padre and her debut film Open My Heart played at Venice Film Festivalin 2002.

Production on the film is due to start in the first quarter of 2020 in São Luis Do Maranhão, Northern Brazil.

In addition to her regular roles on the iconic series Homeland and Gotham, Baccarin has two Deadpool blockbusters under her belt and next stars opposite Gerard Butlerin Greenland forSTX Filmsand opposite Charlie Hunnam and Mel Gibsonin Waldo.

Pascal, who starred on television in Game of Thrones and Narcos and appeared in the Equalizer 2 film, will next be seen in the Robert Rodriguez-directed We Can Be Heroes, and opposite Gal Gadotin the sequel Wonder Woman 1984. He also stars in the title role of Jon Favreau’s upcoming Star Wars spinoff, The Mandalorian.