Unless you’ve been an Avengers supporter since like, the beginning of time, you’re probably scratching your head right now, trying to figure out who this Wonder Man is. Well, be reassured that Simon Williams, aka Wonder Man, has a long and illustrious Marvel Comics background and origin that dates back to the founding of the Avengers, as well as a complicated superhero family lineage that connects to some of the MCU’s most important themes. As a result, a Disney Plus MCU streaming show based on the Marvel hero is in the works. Here are the specifics:
All about Wonder Man:
Wonder Man was the son of rich industrialist Sanford Williams, a competitor of Tony Stark’s Stark Tech in the comics. Simon possessed incredible strength, speed, and endurance, as well as improved reflexes and near invulnerability, thanks to an ionic energy existing in his body. Shapeshifting, energy bursts, psychic manipulation, super-fast healing, flying, and teleportation were among his other abilities. At one point, Wonder Man became infatuated with the Scarlet Witch. After she turned down Simon, he overcompensated by pursuing a slew of other starlets. However, when he is killed and the Witch unintentionally mystically resurrects him, he continues to live on as a disembodied force, connected to the world by his unrequited love for the Scarlet Witch. Another MCU character who had a connection with Wonder Man was Captain Marvel, who was romantically involved with him for some time.
MCU Disney Plus series about Wonder Man:
Wonder Man is set to make his Marvel Studios appearance after several fake stories and hints about a mysterious Disney+ venture. The Hollywood Reporter revealed ideas for a Marvel Universe series from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton and Brooklyn Nine-Nine writer Andrew Guest. Guest will act as the show’s chief writer, while Cretton will be the executive producer and perhaps direct one or even more episodes. The project is still in its initial stages of planning, but shooting may begin as early as 2023. This series had previously been described as a comedy, not including Variety writer Joe Otterson, who speculated that it may be a Hollywood satire. However, right now, this is all too far away right now, with no official launch date for the series.