Wonder Man: It seems that Marvel has found the actor who will play the hero in the Disney + series


Marvel seems to have already found the actor who will play Wonder Man in its next series.

Deadline informs that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is in talks to play Simon Williams/Wonder Man in the upcoming Disney+ series.

DC fans will recognize Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta in the Aquaman movies, and as Cal Abar on HBO’s Watchmen. The actor made headlines last month for calling his role in Aquaman “clown work,” saying he likes to balance appearances in these types of films with more “serious” productions. The actor has also appeared in The Trial of the Chicago 7 and as Morpheus in The Matrix Resurrections.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II moves from DC to Marvel.

Wonder Man was created in the 1980s and is a key member of the West Coast Avengers. His ties to Wanda and Vision make him an interesting character to introduce, especially with the Vision Quest spin-off underway.

Abdul-Mateen II will join Ben Kingsley in Wonder Man, who will reprise his role as Trevor Slattery, a struggling actor and faux mandarin. Reports state that Kingsley’s character will “play a major role” in Wonder Man, which will have a comedic tone.

Abdul-Mateen II in Aqauaman. Credit: Warner Bros.
Abdul-Mateen II in Aqauaman. Credit: Warner Bros.

Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton will executive produce the upcoming Wonder Man series on Disney+, with Andrew Guest on board as head writer. Cretton is an important part of the MCU’s future plans, as the filmmaker will also direct Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and a sequel to Shang-Chi.

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