After years of teasing, it appears that Wonder Man is finally headed to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a Marvel Studios-produced series in the works for Disney+. Shang-Chi‘s Destin Daniel Cretton will executively produce the series and potentially direct a few episodes, while Community and Brooklyn Nine-Nine scribe Andrew Guest will tackle the script.
You might recall that Cretton inked an overall deal with Marvel late last year. In addition to being brought back onboard to direct a Shang-Chi sequel, he was also enlisted in a mystery marvel series. While it was initially thought that he might work on a spin-off about the Ten Rings organization, Wonder Man seems to be that series instead.
As hinted at earlier, this won’t technically be Wonder Man’s first planned appearance in the series. Originally James Gunn planned to have Nathan Fillion cameo as the character in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Over the course of the first few episodes of WandaVision, there were also Easter eggs that suggested the character might appear. You might even recall that in one interview with the series’ showrunner Jac Schaeffer a blurred out poster of the character appeared in the back. Those all obviously turned out to be (brilliant) red herrings.
For those unfamiliar with the character, his real name is Simon Williams. While he was originally conceived as a villain in the 1960s, he was later reimagined as a hero and went on to be a founding member and key leader of the West Coast Avengers.
Unlike most of the characters in the MCU, Williams does not have any superpowers. Rather, he relies on his swift intellect and combat skills to fight crime. His experience as a former actor and stuntman also help whenever he needs to go undercover for a mission.
The series is one of several “unofficially” announced Marvel projects that we’re sure we’ll hear more about later this year at D23.
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