Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is almost underway, bringing a number of movies and Disney+ television shows to fans of the franchise. A project that has had unique significance in the future of the MCU is Wonder man, a Disney+ show that will follow the adventures of Simon Williams / Wonder Man (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II). Updates all around Wonder man have been pretty sparse so far, outside of Abdul-Mateen II and Ben Kingsley’s castings on the show – but apparently that’s about to change.
This is according to a new report from discuss movie, The spectacular now And Shrink director James Ponsoldt will direct a currently unknown number of episodes of Wonder man. He is believed to share directing duties with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty‘s Destin Daniel Cretton, who directs and executive produces the show through his first-look deal with Marvel.
Who is Marvel’s Wonder Man?
Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Don Heck in 1964 Avengers #9, Wonder Man was a villain turned hero with a variety of superpowers, including iconic energy manipulation, teleportation, and strength. The character is possibly best known as a founding member of the West Coast Avengers, which led to him working as an actor and stuntman in Hollywood.
In the comics, Wonder Man also has a unique bond with both Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and The Vision, essentially being like a brother to the android. He also became a love interest of Wanda’s after Vision’s dismantling during the “Vision Quest” storyline (which coincidentally also Marvel is reportedly developing a Disney+ series).
Has Wonder Man appeared in the MCU?
Wonder Man was briefly on the verge of getting a cameo in 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, with writer-director James Gunn casting Nathan Fillion in the role. Fillion’s Wonder Man was supposed to appear briefly in a series of in-universe movie posters during a sequence set on Earth, but was ultimately cut from the film.
“I really like the character of Simon Williams/Wonder Man in the comics – a sometimes dorky actor/superhero – and could clearly see Nathan in that role (not because he’s a jerk, but because he’s good at being a to play),” Gunn said. on his Facebook page at the time. “But of course, in a movie set with 99.9% space, I didn’t really have a place for him. So, in a flash to Earth, I decided to set up a theater that played a ‘Simon Williams Film Festival,’ with six Simon Williams films. movie posters outside It’s clear from the posters he’s had a series of B movies Most of them are Easter eggs of sorts in their own right Unfortunately the small part of the scene where they appeared slowed the movie down and I had to get the Easter eggs out of the film cutting (along with storefronts named after comic book greats Starlin, Mantlos, Annett and others),” he continued. “Even a pity that a lot of people were taking pictures of these posters on that day, so suddenly every fan site was reporting that Nathan played Wonder Man in the movie. He was even the third actor on IMDB!”
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