Pedro Pascal will reportedly play Maxwell Lord in 'Wonder Woman 1984'.

Pedro Pascal

Pedro Pascal

It was announced at the beginning of the year that the 43-year-old actor had landed a role in the highly anticipated sequel to the hit Patty Jenkins movie but, at the time, it wasn't known what part he had secured as bosses were keeping it under wraps.

However, according to SuperBroMovies, details on the part have been released and it's believed he will be playing a powerful businessman, who will lose his psychic powers and be driven to become a god himself.

Gal Gadot is set to reprise her role as the titular character - who she has played in three DCEU movies to date - and Kristen Wiig will portrayed the villain Cheetah.

Jenkins wrote on Twitter: "So excited to confirm the most thrilling news. Yes! It's true! So incredibly lucky to welcome the sensationally talented Kristen Wiig to our Wonder Woman family.

"Can't wait to finally work with one of my favorites. And SO excited by what we have planned. #Cheetah!!! (sic)."

Gadot added: "I'm SO excited welcome on board Kristen! This is going to be WONDERful! (sic)."

Cheetah has taken many different forms since her introduction in 1943 but Wiig is most likely to play Barbara Ann Cavendish, who has a passion for mythology and multiple archaeology degrees.

The sequel, like the original movie, will be a period piece, set towards the end of the Cold War.

There is also still a possibility that Chris Pine - whose on-screen character was killed off in the first movie - could make an unlikely return to the franchise.

'Wonder Woman' proved to be a huge box office success in 2017, helping to establish Gadot as one of the most sought-after female stars in the movie business.

And director Jenkins previously admitted to being shocked by how well received her movie was.