The world of Marvel’s on-screen heroes is growing, as a Wonder Man series is in development, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
According to the report, filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) has teamed up with writer-producer Andrew Guest (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Community) to develop the series, with Guest serving as the head writer of the series and Cretton acting as executive producer and possibly directing a handful of episodes.
Development for the series is said to be in the early stages, so there’s no information as to who will star in the role. However, the report notes that if things continue to go well, official production on the series could begin as early as 2023.p
Wonder Man is one of the oldest characters in Marvel’s long history, and was first introduced in 1964 in an early issue of Avengers. The character — named Simon Williams — was created by Stan Lee, Don Heck, and Jack Kirby, and was initially introduced as a supervillain who fought the Avengers.
In the late 1970s, Wonder Man was turned into a hero, and eventually ended up joining the Avengers throughout various iterations of the team. Imbued with “ionic” energy by Baron Zemo, Wonder Man has powers similar to other superheroes, including enhanced strength, speed, stamina, durability, reflexes, and agility.
Throughout his appearances in Marvel comics, he’s also had various ties with characters involved heavily in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Vision and Wanda Maximoff, although it’s unclear exactly what his role will be in the future series.