Wonder Man is headed to the small screen as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings helmer Destin Daniel Cretton is producing a Disney Plus series focusing on the Marvel Comics character.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Andrew Guest (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Community) has signed on to lead the writing team of an all-new, live-action series focusing on Wonder Man. Destin Daniel Cretton, the director behind last year’s Marvel Studios release Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, is on board as an executive producer and could even direct episodes of the series.
What’s the Wonder Man series about?
Details regarding the Wonder Man series are being kept under lock and key, but Variety’s Joe Otterson brings word that the project could be a “Hollywood sattire” of sorts. Wonder Man was nearly included in 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 but his cameo appearance was left in the cutting room floor. Nathan Fillion was expected to bring that version of the character to life.
Created by Stan Lee, Don Heck and Jack Kirby, Wonder Man made his first comic book apperance in the pages of The Avengers #9, which was published in October 1964. Also known as Simon Williams, Wonder Man was initially introduced as a villain before turning into a superhero and joining the Avengers. The character has yet to make a live-action appearance.
In addition to Wonder Man, Destin Daniel Cretton is also working on a follow-up to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. There’s currently no official production timeline for the Shang-Chi sequel but the Wonder Man series could begin filming as soon as 2023.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter