marvel studios prepares the development of a new live-action series for Disney+, in which he will integrate a character who has not yet appeared in the cinematographic universe (MCU, for his acronym in English), but who is one of the oldest in comics. We are talking about Amazing man.
Last week, we learned that the giant studio had chosen the showrunners of its next program: the director of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Destin Daniel Crettonand the writer and producer Andrew Guest. The first will be the producer and will direct one or more episodes, while the second will be the main screenwriter.
The show, whose lead actor is unknown, is in its early stages of development. and filming is expected to begin in 2023.
There are no more details on how Marvel Studios will integrate Wonder Man into the MCU, but that could be another WandaVision spin-off, like the series they are going to produce on Agatha Harkness, the villain played by Kathryn Hahn. Because? For her relationship with the character of Scarlet Witch and Vision.
The Origin of Wonder Man
Wonder Man is one of Marvel’s oldest characters, first introduced in 1964 in the pages of Avengers No 9. He was a villain first and only appeared sporadically in the early Age of Marvel, but it was redesigned as Hero and Avenger at the end of the seventies.
In the 1980s, the character was exhibited as simon williamsfounding member of the Los Angeles-based West Coast Avengers and, with a look that included a turtleneck sweater, red jacket and sunglasses, rose to stardom through his day job as a actor.
Wonder Man’s powers are derived from ion energy, which was part of an experiment by Baron Zemo, another that has already appeared in the MCU. skills are improved strength and speed, flight, invulnerability, regenerative healing, shapeshifting, teleportation, and size modification.
In addition to these powers, it is essentially immortalsince the ionic rays have affected your cells in a way that makes them self-sufficient: does not need food, sleep, water or oxygen to survive. It is also insensitive to agingdiseases and infections.
With curiosity, Wonder Man has developed a strong Vision and Wanda Maximoff bond, stars of the award-winning Disney+ series, WandaVision. The stories linked him to the android through ion energy and brainwaves, implying that the two were brothers.
In addition, Simon Williams has feelings for Wanda, after the dismantling of the Vision, something that could easily be adapted into the MCU as a plot for the series. A new love story?
Another possibility is to tell its origin as told in the comic strip, from the hand of Baron Zemo, excellently played by Daniel Brühl.
If an exact comic book origin is to be used for Wonder Man, starring Simon Williams running his father’s munitions business, competing with Stark Industries, and ultimately falling out of favor due to a hijacking of funds, could lead directly to him getting his powers from Zemo.
We’ll see how Marvel Studios presents Wonder Man. Maybe before the launch of his series, he can make an appearance in Armor Wars.