Marvel’s Wonder Man Series May Arrive in Late 2023 | Popgen Tech
Marvel’s Wonder Man series starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II could begin streaming on Disney+ in late 2023, according to the show’s head writer.
Marvel has a plan Wonder Man the show may have a release window that sees it on Disney+ in late 2023.
Andrew Guest, who has joined the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe show as its head writer, is listed on his Writer’s Guild of America page as Wonder Man is slated to air during the 2023-2024 season. The guest is an MCU veteran who previously worked as a writer at Marvel’s Hawkeye series, and he has also written for sitcoms such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Community. There is currently no official announcement from Marvel regarding the show’s release date.
An MCU-set show featuring the lesser-known superhero Wonder Man was quietly announced in June. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Director and writer Destin Daniel Cretton will executive produce the show and likely direct episodes. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will star as the wealthy, high-powered superhero Simon Williams/Wonder Man, after previously playing Black Manta in Aquaman and Sister Night’s husband Cal on HBO’s Guards out. Ben Kingsley has also been confirmed to return as Trevor Slattery, the eccentric actor and fake Mandarin who appeared as comic relief in Iron Man 3 and Shang-Chi. Courtney Cox and Bob Odenkirk are also in talks to appear on the show.
How Simon Williams Became Wonder Man
Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Don Heck back Avengers #9 in 1964, Wonder Man played a variety of roles in the Marvel Comics universe. Simon Williams is a wealthy heir who loses his money after competition from Stark Industries destroys his father’s business. Accepting an offer from Baron Zemo, Simon is transformed into the ion-powered supervillain Wonder Man, with the power of flight and energy manipulation. While he battles the Avengers for a while, he eventually turns good and becomes a founding member of the West Coast Avengers. In recent comic arcs, he is a Hollywood stuntman and actor.
Wonder Man almost appeared very briefly in the MCU a few years ago, played by a different actor. Cut scenes from James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 including an Earth film festival with posters for fake movies starring fictional actor Simon Williams. Here, he was played with Firefly star Nathan Fillion, who has appeared in some capacity in many of Gunn’s films. While Fillion was recast for the upcoming show, he appeared in Gunn’s The Suicide Squad as The Detachable Kid, who has the uncanny power to remove his limbs — a reference to the very minor. Legion of Super-Heroes character Arm-Fall-Off-Boy.
Wonder Man is currently expected to come out in late 2023, although an official release date has yet to be announced.
Source: WGA via Murphy’s Multiverse