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Subj: Wonder Woman 1984: complaining about one of the villains...
Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 at 11:46:52 am EST (Viewed 388 times)
Patty Jenkins has confirmed that Pedro Pascal will portray Maxwell Lord in the movie.
The choice of this character probably comes from Geoff Johns.
I don't like this idea at all.
In 1987, Maxwell Lord was created by Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire as an amoral businessman but not as a supervillain.
The character was integrally part of the fun of the book.
In 2005-2007, Maxwell Lord was turned by Geoff Johns into some kind of sociopathic anti-superhuman fanatic. It was a huge retcon without respect for the character's roots. In the story, his death at the hands of Wonder Woman was conceived as pure shock value. Also, it might have been Geoff Johns' personal opinion on the topic of death penalty.
Last but not least, in my opinion, Infinite Crisis is one of the weakest stories written by Geoff Johns, especially compared to his work on Flash, JSA, Hawkman or Green Lantern.
I don't understand why Pedro Pascal couldn't portray Leon Zeiko, Edgar Cizko, Carlo Montez or Jackson Alpert ... in other words, Dr. Psycho. He has been one of Wonder Woman archenemies since the Golden Age.
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