In the latest episode of The Hot Mic , Jeff Sneider claims that Ed Harris has joined the cast of Wonder Man , the Marvel Studios series with Yahya Abdul Mateen II .


According to this rumor, Ed Harris will play Neal Saroyan , the agent of the protagonist Simon Williams . The latter is in fact an actor, and we will witness his efforts to establish himself in Hollywood in a world where superheroes are real. He himself will acquire superpowers, but we don’t know how: his origins will hardly remain faithful to the comics.

Going back to Ed Harris , the American actor has recently appeared in Westworld, The Dark Daughter, Top Gun: Maverick and Get Away If You Can . He will soon be in Long Day’s Journey Into Night , an adaptation of Eugene O’Neill ‘s play of the same name .

This is the synopsis of the series, leaked online some time ago:

The story of two actors trying to make it big in MCU Hollywood, asking the big question: what is Hollywood like in a world where superheroes are real?

Filming will begin this spring and is expected to be released on Disney+ . We will keep you posted.

The cast

The cast includes Yahya Abdul Mateen II ( Simon Williams / Wonder Man ), Demetrius Grosse ( Eric Williams / Grim Reaper ), Ben Kingsley ( Trevor Slattery ) and Lauren Glazier .

The authors

Destin Daniel Cretton (the same from Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings ) will direct some episodes and serve as executive producer. Other episodes will be directed by Stella Maghie ( Jean of the Joneses, We are everything, The Photograph ). The role of head writer was instead assigned to Andrew Guest ( Community, Suburgatory, Brooklyn Nine-Nine ).

Who is Wonder Man?

Simon Williams was created by Stan Lee (texts), Don Heck (drawings) and Jack Kirby (sketches) on Avengers (vol. 1) n° 9 in 1964. Son of two war industry tycoons, he becomes Wonder Man when the Baron Zemo transforms him into a being of ionic energy, giving him superhuman strength and speed, invulnerability and energy manipulation. Zemo then infiltrates the ranks of the Avengers as an emissary of him, but later Wonder Manhe frees himself from the influence of the supervillain and really enters the team, from which he only leaves momentarily to pursue an acting career. His brother Eric is another foe of the Avengers , known as the Grim Reaper .

The cut cameo

The introduction of Simon Williams in the Marvel Cinematic Universe should have taken place a few years ago: Nathan Fillion in fact lent his face to the character for some fake movie posters that should have appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 , but his “cameo” was cut.