Pedro Pascal has appeared in several of Hollywood’s biggest franchises over the past decade, appearing in everything from ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Star Wars’ before landing his now iconic role in ‘The Last of Us.’ But there’s one superstar rite of passage he’s been missing: a role in a superhero franchise. Luckily, Oscar Isaac thinks he has a solution for this.
In a new interview with British HQ To promote his role as Spider-Man 2099 in “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” Isaac was asked about other actors he’d like to see join Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s animated multiverse franchise. While Isaac clarified that he has complete faith in the series’ casting directors to come up with the right solutions, he singled out Pascal as a possible voice for a geriatric web-slinger.
“They’re so brilliant at finding the right guy for the right character, but maybe Pedro Pascal,” Isaac said. “Let’s find something for him. He’s supposed to be a spider person, like a cranky old spider person.
Fans probably shouldn’t get their hopes up just yet, as Pascal won’t get a chance to join the Spider-Verse until at least the fourth film in the franchise. “Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse” is already nearing completion and will complete the story begun in “Across the Spider-Verse” when it releases next year.
It’s very nice of Isaac to try and find a role for his friend, but at this point, another fan-favorite role in a kid-friendly franchise might be the last thing Pascal needs. The ‘Last of Us’ star has joked about his occasional discomfort with her newfound fame on multiple occasions. In his opening monologue for “Saturday Night Live,” he famously complained that he always felt creepy when asked to demonstrate his “Mandalorian” voice to fans he encountered in public.
“It’s an honor to be a part of these huge franchises like ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Star Wars,’ but I’m still getting used to people recognizing me,” she said. “The other day, a guy stopped me on the street and said, ‘My son loves The Mandalorian.’ And the next thing I know, I’m FaceTiming this six-year-old boy who has no idea who I am. because my character wears a mask for the whole show.