Yesterday we reported that Marvel Studios are developing a series for Disney + dedicated to Wonder Man.
And now Joe Otterson of Variety – who first spread the news – adds an interesting detail.
“I also heard that this show may be a Hollywood satire, but it’s not 100% confirmed,” says the reporter. “It would make sense, considering Wonder Man’s history as an actor and stuntman in the comics . ”
I have also heard that this show could be a Hollywood satire, but that is not 100% confirmed. It would make sense given Wonder Man’s backstory as an actor and stuntman in the comics #WonderMan https://t.co/RJ8PLFg7G8
— Joe Otterson (@JoeOtterson) June 16, 2022
Indeed, the peculiarity of Simon Williams is precisely this: in addition to being part of the Avengers , he has a career as a Hollywood star. Marvel Studios might have fun making fun of the Dream Factory, and maybe the superhero film industry itself, who knows . The studio tries to differentiate its projects according to the characteristics of the character ( She-Hulk , for example, will be a legal comedy ), and Wonder Man could be a good opportunity to do some metanarrative humor.
Destin Daniel Cretton , former director of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings , will executive produce, and may also direct one or more episodes of the series. Andrew Guest ( Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Community ) will be the head writer . The project is still in the very early stages, but filming could begin as early as 2023. It cannot be ruled out that Marvel Studios willdecide to announce the show at Disney + Day on September 8th , but obviously it’s just a hypothesis.
We will keep you posted.
Who is Wonder Man?
Simon Williams was created by Stan Lee (text), Don Heck (drawings) and Jack Kirby (sketches) in Avengers (vol. 1) # 9 in 1964. The 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 manipulation of the energy itself. Zemo then infiltrates him into the ranks of the Avengers as his emissary, but later Wonder Manhe frees himself from the influence of the supervillain and really enters the team, from which he leaves only momentarily to pursue an acting career. His brother Eric is another enemy of the Avengers , known as the Sinister Reaper .
The cameo cut
The introduction of Simon Williams in the Marvel Cinematic Universe should have taken place a few years ago: Nathan Fillion lent the 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.