Pedro Pascal reportedly exits Zach Cregger’s Weapons

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Pedro Pascal has reportedly left Zach Cregger’s next film Weapons as Marvel’s Fantastic Four is looking to start production in Q3. 

Pedro Pascal might just be the busiest man in Hollywood. The 48-year-old actor is one of the most in demand leading men in La La Land currently. He’s currently busy with prep for The Last Of Us season 2 which begins filming in February. 

Pascal appeared at the Golden Globes with his arm in a sling, but that will not hinder production on The Last Of Us season 2. People who have played the game might be able to figure out why… 

He’s also rumoured to be starring in Marvel’s Fantastic Four movie as Reed Richards and will also appear in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator 2 alongside Paul Mescal. 

With so many big projects, something has to give. Jeff Sneider reports that Pascal has thus exited Barbarian director Zach Cregger’s new film, Weapons

According to IMDb, the film is “an interrelated, multistory horror epic about the disappearance of high school students in a small town.” 

Pascal’s reason for leaving is rumoured to be Marvel’s new Fantastic Four film’s shooting schedule. It was expected to begin production this spring, but has now moved to Q3 or, in English, this autumn, clashing with Weapons.

Marvel hasn’t actually confirmed Pascal’s casting yet, nor have any other roles been filled, at least publicly. Marvel is currently facing a bit of a crisis after a year of lacklustre films and the conviction of Jonathan Majors. Deadpool 3 is the only MCU film to debut in cinemas next year

Weapons will have to find a new lead to star alongside The Worst Person In The World’s Renate Reinsve. Rooney Mara was also reported to have joined the cast. Cregger is both writing and directing, like he did on Barbarian, which was one of the best horror films of 2022. It was one of those rare horror films that managed to be a fun, thoroughly terrifying thrillride but also had some pretty juicy themes. The film was a massive success, grossing $45m on a miniscule budget of $4.5m. It announced Cregger as the next big horror auteur, so expectations for Weapons are high. 

We’ll keep you updated on more news on Fantastic Four and Weapons as we get it.

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