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Aquaman Star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Rumored to Play Wonder Man in the MCU, Might Replace Vision as Wanda’s Next Lover

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II might play wonderman and replace vision

Since the three big names of the Avengers said their final goodbyes, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been introducing comic book characters to its screens left and right lately, including Kang the Conqueror. The Marvel comics’ iconic character, Wonder Man is next in line reportedly being in production for Disney+.

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Actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

While the non-comics readers might not be familiar with the name, the rest are quite excited to see how the villain-turned-superhero will be portrayed on the screen. Amidst rumors around its production, actor Yahya Abdul Mateen II is said to be in talks to take the role of Wonder Man upon himself.

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Yahya Abdul Mateen II to Play Wonder Man?

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The Wonder Man

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It is reported by ScreenGeek that Yahya Abdul Mateen II, who played the character of Black Manta in DC’s Aquaman will be switching superhero universes. The actor is rumored to star as Wonder Man in the namesake project. The series will be produced by Destin Daniel Cretton known for his work in movies like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and written by Brooklyn Nine-Nine writer Andrew Guest.

The project’s casting grid is allegedly in search of three lead characters as of now, including Simon Williams or Wonder Man who will be playing a struggling actor, the female lead, and Simon Williams’ manager.

However, with no concrete updates revolving around the supposed Disney+ series, it is impossible to say with confidence if the Candyman actor would be taking on the role or not. It is a possibility that some other actor might play Wonder Man, after all. Although, Yahya Abdul Mateen II’s experience in the superhero universe would certainly be of benefit to Marvel.

As for now, the actor will soon be seen in the upcoming Aquaman sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom releasing in theatres on December 25, 2023.

What to Expect From the Series?

Wonder Man from the comics.
Wonder Man from the comics.

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Wonder Man, originally seen in the comics back in 1964 was introduced as a villain who later earned the title of an Avenger, following his reprisal into a superhero. There are quite a few tangents Marvel could take the series into given that Wonder Man is quite the iconic character with a pretty solid storyline. It is also rumoured that Wonder Man might replace Vision as Wanda’s love interest, as in the comics the Scarlett Witch developed feelings for him while working together as members of the Avengers West Coast. Actor

However, it is reported that the series might turn out to be a comedy series, just like in She-Hulk. It is expected to focus more on the goofy and satirical side of the character’s story. However, only time will tell what Marvel plans to do with Simon Williams, a.k.a. Wonder Man, and if Yahya Abdul Mateen II will play the superhero or not

Source: ScreenGeek

Written by Mishkaat Khan

Mishkaat is a medical student who found solace in content writing. Having worked in the industry for about three years, she has written about everything from medicine to literature and is now happy to enlight you about the world of entertainment. When not writing, she can be found obsessing over supernatural beings through books and TV.