New details have been revealed for Marvel’s upcoming “Wonder Man” Disney+ series.
The news comes from Marvel Executive, Stephen Broussard who recently confirmed with ComicBook.com that the show was in development.
“Destin is doing a television show for us called Wonder Man. I think that’s out there in the world.”
Broussard also shared the following details about the series;
“[Wonder Man will] be definitely influenced by the comics. One of the things that we’re excited about it is that it’s going to feel very unique. It’s not going to feel like anything you’ve quite seen in the MCU before,” Broussard revealed. And the kind of stories we can tell on Disney+, which has been fun. Like streaming, serialized storytelling is a totally different muscle. So, we’re having a blast making that one.”
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has been tapped for the lead role in Marvel’s “Wonder Man” live-action Disney+ series.
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.
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. Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) is also rumored for a role in the series.
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.
Production on the project is set to begin in late March/early April and continue through August.
The series will reportedly consist of 10 episodes. A Disney+ release date for “Wonder Man” has not been announced yet.
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