Marvel is apparently creating a Wonder Man series for Disney+, according to reports. Following the success of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton teams up with Andrew Guest, best known for writing and producing shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Community, to develop this series for Marvel.
Wonder Man (a.k.a. Simon Williams), a superhero mystified by ionic energy, was first introduced as a villain on the comic page. The character has close links to characters like the Scarlet Witch and Vision and has featured as a member of the Marvel superteam The Avengers on multiple occasions. Despite being rumored to feature in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Simon Williams has yet to appear in the MCU. After rumors of a secret Disney+ project, Wonder Man is now set to make his Marvel Studios debut.
Wonder Man to bless our screens soon
Within the MCU, The Hollywood Reporter revealed plans for a Wonder Man Disney+ series from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton and Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Community writer Andrew Guest. The project is still in its early stages of development, but filming may begin as early as 2023. This series had previously been described as a comedy, with Variety writer Joe Otterson speculating that it may be a “Hollywood satire.”
In the universe of Marvel Comics, Wonder Man has a rich history. Simon Williams, a criminal turned hero who first appeared in 1964, is bestowed with abilities after being compelled to take on the Avengers in order to keep his family’s company afloat. It’ll be fascinating to see what kind of origin Wonder Man gets in the MCU, as well as who gets the privilege of portraying the character.
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Fans are really excited to see Simon Williams on screen
As soon as the news came out, fans start pouring out all of their love for Simon Williams on social networking sites. The reaction very well indicated how excited fans are to witness this intriguing plot on screen.
Imagine if Ralph was actually Wonder Man, lol.
I mean… he DID say he was an aspiring actor 👀 pic.twitter.com/tAAnndXD0s
— Salty | exhausted era ✨ (@BirdIsSalty) June 17, 2022
disGrace has made me excited for Wonder Man we are getting more Wanda plotpic.twitter.com/xMMQbno2BT
— Kevin's daughter (@MadamClinton) June 17, 2022
Hey Wonder Man is getting a series even though I never read his comics. I'm a huge fan of Brooklyn 99 which is hilarious and I'm still watching it on Netflix and I'm interested. pic.twitter.com/rGmTmbu8DI
— BlackSuperiorSpidey waiting for Shazam 2 trailer (@ArkhamBatSpidey) June 17, 2022
A Hollywood satire Wonder Man is literally exactly what I wanted so I couldn’t be more happy. https://t.co/76MMMOv9Au
— comicaccuracy (@comicaccuracy) June 17, 2022
WONDER MAN IS GETTING A SERIES! pic.twitter.com/mFlMc9SXFD
— ︎ ً (@HailEternal) June 16, 2022
OH SHIT?!? We getting the f*cking GAWWWDDD SIMON WILLIAMS?!?!? Vision’s brother?!? LETS F-CKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO https://t.co/wm15jEeqrd
— TASK the Ol’ Nerdy Bastard (@UpToTASK) June 16, 2022
All of this is, however, a long way off, since Wonder Man is currently in the early stages of production and has no set release date.
Source – The Hollywood Reporter
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