Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley is making his MCU comeback in an upcoming Disney+ series. The actor who earlier appeared in Iron Man 3 and Shang Chi as theatre actor Trevor Slattery will come back in Wonder Man. According to sources, the production for Wonder started around June.
Wonder Man follows Simon Williams, the son of a wealthy businessman. Once he got hold of the business, his continuous bad decisions were not profitable, and Williams Innovations ran into the ground.
Instead of accepting his lack of expertise in business, Simon Williams starts blaming its biggest rival, Stark Industries. Simon Williams then accepts an offer from Baron Zemo and ends up getting superpowers which include strength and durability.
Ben Kingsley From Iron Man 3 to Shang Chi
Ben Kingsley first appeared in Iron Man 3 for the first time. He was hired by a terrorist organization to play the Mandarin. By the end of the movie, it is revealed that he is just an actor, who was hired to be the face of the Mandarin and was arrested.
Later he was seen in All Hail the King, where he was imprisoned. Later, he is broken out of the prison by someone who works for the Mandarin.
His most recent appearance follows up with the last movie he appeared in. He was broken out of the prison by the people working for real Mandarin and was imprisoned by the real Mandarin afterward.
In the 2021 movie Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, Trevor Slattery was imprisoned by Shang Chi’s father, Xu Wenwu, who was the real Mandarin. He escapes with the help of Shang Chi and his friend and later helps them defeat his father.
Ben Kingsley to Appear in Marvel’s Wonder Man
Kingsley will be making his fourth appearance in Marvel in its upcoming series, Wonder Man. He will be portraying his role of Trevor Slattery in the series and considering the series will be based in Hollywood, Kingsley is expected to play an important role in Wonder Man.
Ben Kingsley is one of the most promising actors of the time. He has played many iconic roles and has won several awards for his work in the industry. He has four Emmy and Academy Awards nominations. The actor portrayed the role of Mahatma Gandhi in Gandhi and won the Academy Award for best actor for the film.
According to the sources, unlike his earlier appearances, Ben Kingsley will have a major role in the series. However, Marvel or Disney+ has not revealed anything about how many episodes he will be appearing. Marvel and Ben Kingsley’s rep has declined to comment as Marvel does not allow its actors to talk about ongoing projects.
Wonder Man to Enter the MCU
After getting his powers, Wonder Man tries to destroy Iron Man and Avengers with Baron Zemo. Wonder Man also joins the Avengers later. After which, he had a change of heart and dies defending them from Zemo’s Master of Evil.
However, he was not dead and went into an ionic coma instead. In comics, Hank Pym records Williams’ brain patterns, which would be later used in the formation of Vision. After coming out of his coma, Simon rejoins Avengers and starts a career in Hollywood. It would be the first time a Marvel character is a hero and a movie star.
Why Marvel did not Bring Back Wonder Man for 12 Years?
Wonder Man first appeared in Avengers #9. In the comics, Wonder Man or Simon Williams is an actor and a stunt man. After appearing in Marvel in 1964 and joining Avengers, Wonder Man dies in the same series. Amid that, he would not make an appearance in Marvel for 12 years. Marvel introduced Wonder Man once again in Marvel comics in 1976.
Years after, talking about the character, Stan Lee said that they took out the character because DC threatened to take legal action due to one of its superheroes with a similar name, Wonder Woman.
As for the rest of the cast, Marvel or Disney have not announced anything yet. However, there are claims that Nathan Fillion is one of the many choices to play the Avenger superstar on screen. Everything is just speculation now. No updates are available about when the series will be released.