The Marvel Cinematic Universe is back with yet another project on its hands. It is announced that Marvel is officially working on a Wonder Man series for Disney+. If reports are to be believed, this series is bringing back Ben Kingsley’s Trevor Slattery in MCU. Although nothing much is revealed about the plot it is reported that the show will act as a satire to the Hollywood industry as Wonder Man’s roots lie there.
Is Wonder Man going to be a satire?
Wonder Man aka Simon Williams’ character in Marvel Comics was an actor as well as a stuntman who got his superpower with the help of Baron Zemo. So as the character of Ben Kingsley is also a failed actor in MCU, it is expected that he will be one of the important characters of the series. It is a possibility that the show will dive further into Hollywood affairs and politics. It may act as a satire similar to the ongoing She-Hulk series.
The She-Hulk: Attorney at Law which is currently streaming on Disney+ focuses on Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk who’s a lawyer. The show presents itself as a satire as it uses comedy as a tool to raise several valid questions on serious matters. As it is reported that the upcoming Wonder Man will also go along the line of this show, it raises more excitement among the fans.
The Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton is also reported to be co-creating this series. As for now, there’s hardly any information known about the series. Despite the role of the Oscar-winning Ben Kingsley not being officially stated, it can be anticipated that he will be playing one of the main characters of the series.
Trevor Slattery’s journey in the MCU
Ben Kingsley was spotted for the first time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Iron Man 3. In that movie, the character of Trevor Slattery was shown as an actor who was hired to act as the terrorist Mandarin of the Ten Rings organization. But at the end of the movie, the truth was revealed and he was arrested.
Later in a Short film released by Marvel All Hail the King, it was revealed that he was released from prison on the orders of the real Mandarin. Following a long gap, Trevor Slattery was again seen in Phase 4’s Shang-Chi and The Legend of Ten Rings where he was being kidnapped by the real Mandarin Wenwu. Then he was helped by Shang-Chi and his friends to break free.
Now as Slattery is also connected to the industry as a failed actor, he can play an important part in Simon Williams’ life. Wonder Man’s background also has the movie industry linked to his name so it will be exciting to watch how the character dynamics between him and Trevor Slattery goes. Who will play Wonder Man is still unknown.
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More updates regarding Wonder Man are yet to be announced