Last June, The Hollywood Reporter reported that a Wonder Man live-action TV series was in the works for Disney+.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton will reportedly executive produce and possibly direct an episode or more. Andrew Guest, a writer-producer on comedies such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Community, will serve as head writer.
Now, it’s being reported that Ben Kingsley will reprise his role as Trevor Slattery in the upcoming Marvel series. According to Deadline, Ben Kingsley’s Slattery is a failed actor who posed as the main baddie in Iron Man 3. Tony Stark foils him. Slattery returned as a good guy in last year’s Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings.
Created in the 1960s, Wonder Man aka Simon Williams was a villain turned hero with various super powers ranging from strength to speed to Ionic Energy Manipulation and even teleportation. The character was first introduced in 1964 in the pages of Avengers No 9.
According to insider Daniel Richtman, the series is eyeing a 2023 production start however a more definitive timeline has not been revealed. It also seems that Marvel is looking for a “big name” to fill the role.
A Wonder Man project was not announced by Marvel at San Diego Comic-Con however it is possible the series will be revealed at the D23 Expo which takes place September 9-11, 2022.