Wonder Man is set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe by way of Disney+. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton will be working with Andrew Guest, the writer-producer from comedic television successes such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Community on the newest live-action Marvel Studios series.
Guest will be the head writer of the series while Cretton is set to executive produce and potentially direct an episode (although the number of episodes has not been made clear). Cretton is booked and busy as he has a signed deal with Marvel Studios and Hulu’s Onyx Collective allowing him to produce projects for both. He is set to return to direct the sequel to the massively popular and successful Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and is currently working on the live-action adaptation of the award-winning graphic novel American Born Chinese.
“Destin is an amazing collaborator who brought a unique perspective and skill to Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings. We had a fantastic time working together on the film and he has so many intriguing ideas for stories to bring to life on Disney+, so we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with him and can’t wait to get started,” said Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios and chief creative officer of Marvel.
Wonder Man is one of Marvel Comic’s oldest characters, and despite having the word “wonder” in his name, was first introduced as a villain in 1964’s Avengers #9. The villainous character only appeared every so often and was eventually reworked into a hero and Avenger in the late 1970s. Wonder Man didn’t find his footing until the 1980s, in which he grew into more of a leader and subsequently became a founding member of the West Coast Avengers.
As I’m sure it’s no surprise to anyone, the details of the new series are unknown and will likely stay that way until Kevin Feige feels it’s necessary to reveal them. If you’re wondering about how Wonder Man could potentially fit into the near-future MCU phases, just know that he had close ties to Wanda Maximoff and Vision in the comics.
Wanda Maximoff (AKA the Scarlet Witch) has become a very large character in Phase Four, and we could see Wonder Man come into the MCU fold in Phase Five, or at the very least, the tail-end of Phase Five.
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