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The Last of Us Star Pedro Pascal Wants to Be in a Marvel Movie

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HBO is getting ready to release their live-action adaptation of the hit video game franchise The Last of Us this weekend, and the actors from the series are busy doing the press tour for the series. Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey will star in the lead roles as Joel and Ellie, with the former of the two being an expert at starring in big franchises. Pascal has already starred in a Star Wars project with The Mandalorian, a DC Studios project with Wonder Woman 1984, and now it seems that he might want to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Last of Us star recently had a chat with Wired and he revealed that he wants to star in a Marvel movie.

“Looking back, so much of it only seems to present itself as an opportunity. When my parents ended up on a list of pardoned exiles and were able to go back to Chile, it came with enormous families on both sides, which was missing from the experience of growing up in the States,” Pascal revealed. “I guess it’s only in middle age where it feels like it can be emotionally challenging to accept that there isn’t anywhere to plant my flag as an individual. Everywhere is home and nowhere is home. But that also still feels like a good thing to me. It’s often framed as a disadvantage in our culture, but it’s an advantage in character, and in perspective, and in outlook.”

“But I do want that. I want to be in movies.” The Last of Us star added when asked about starring in a Marvel role.

Mazin, the Emmy-winning creator of HBO’s Chernobyl, produced the series alongside Neil Druckmann, the creator behind the hit video game series. In an interview earlier this year, the writer said The Last of Us is the “greatest” video game story ever told. “It’s an open-and-shut case: this is the greatest story that has ever been told in video games,” Mazin said in an interview with Empire Magazine. “[Joel and Ellie] didn’t shoot anything out of their eyeballs. They were just people. And that, in and of itself, is remarkably rare in games. The fact that they kept it so grounded, and really made you feel – I had never experienced anything like it, and I’ve been playing video games since 1977.”

Joining Pascal (Joel) and Bella Ramsey (Ellie) include Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as Bill, Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen, Storm Reid as Riley, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon, and Elaine Miles as Florence. Original game stars Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker, having played the part of Ellie and Joel in both video games, are also set to appear.

The Last of Us is set to arrive next month across HBO and HBO Max on January 15th. The show’s first season is set to last nine episodes in total with new episodes rolling out on a weekly basis.

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