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Aquaman Star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to Play Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch Lover Wonder Man After Marvel Confirms White Vision Return in Vision Quest

Aquaman Star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to Play Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch Lover Wonder Man After Marvel Confirms White Vision Return in Vision Quest

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is expected to make his MCU debut soon. The Aquaman actor is reportedly cast in Marvel’s Wonder Man as the lead. Wonder Man was first introduced in Avengers No 9 and is one of the oldest characters in Marvel comics. Although he was initially introduced as a villain, he was later reconceived as a hero and joined Avengers in the 1970s. He then becomes a Hollywood actor and stuntman in Marvel comics.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

He is known as Simon Williams. In comics, Wonder Man goes on to accept Vision as his brother. During all this, he also develops feelings for Wanda. The studio has been looking for the perfect actor to play the lead in the show, and recent reports have claimed that the studio has finally found its Wonder Man. 

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Will be the Wonder Man in the MCU

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is now preparing a move over from DC to Marvel. The Watchmen actor played the role of Black Manta in DC’s Aquaman. And now he is getting ready for his MCU debut.

The studio first announced the live-action adaptation of Wonder Man in June. It also declared that Shang Chi director Destin Daniel Creation and Hawkeye co-producer Andrew Guest would be working on the Disney+ series.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to take on the lead role in Wonder Man
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to take on the lead role in Wonder Man

Other than Aquaman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II also appeared in Watchmen and many more projects. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II won his first Emmy for his role in Watchmen. He will reprise his role as Black Manta in the sequel of the 2018 DC film Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

The casting is considered one of the best at the time. Fans are also excited to see the Emmy-winning actor as Wonder Man and are sure that the Us star would do a good job with the role. 

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Wonder Man to Feature in MCU’s Love Triangle

In comics, Wonder Man develops feelings for Wanda after Vision is dismantled. According to comics, Vision was developed based on the brainwaves of Wonder Man. After Vision was dismantled and reconstructed as an emotionless version of Vision, Wanda decided to bring back the Vision, who loved her. 

For this, she turns to Simon Williams, aka Wonder Man. She asks for his help, but Wonder Man refuses. Turns out he has developed romantic feelings for the Scarlett Witch. After this, he decides not to share his brainwaves so that Vision can stay out of the picture and he can be with Wanda.

Wonder Man is connected to Wanda and Vision
Wonder Man and Wanda

While working in a team at Avengers West Coast, Wanda also develops feelings for Wonder Man. However, Wonder Man dies on a mission for Force Works. After this, Wanda resurrects him, and they engage in a brief romantic relationship. 

It is still not confirmed if Disney+ Wonder Man will focus on his relationship with Wanda. But as Wanda Vision concluded with White Vision, there is a possibility fan may get to see a love triangle in the MCU.

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Marvel Reportedly Working on WandaVision Spin-off, Vision Quest 

Among many ongoing Marvel projects, the studio is also working on a spin-off to the 2021 Disney+ show, WandaVision. The series is titled Vision Quest and will feature Paul Bettany as White Vision. Vision Quest is in the early stages of production.  

The story is expected to follow the comic story from the West Coast Avengers. No further details about the plot of the series are available yet. However, it is expected to follow the events of WandaVision. During the final battle in WandaVision, White Vision scans the memories of the original Vision. 

Paul Bettany as White Vision
Paul Bettany as White Vision

The series is expected to follow White Vision struggling to regain his memories after being rebuilt by SWORD. The studio has not officially confirmed Vision Quest, and if Elizabeth Olsen will reprise her role in the upcoming series. 

However, if the plot follows Wonder Man, Vision, and Wanda’s story, then there is a possibility that Olsen can come back as Wanda in the MCU. 

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.