Before Marvel Studios reboots Fantastic Four & X-Men, they are going to try and make every C to Z list character into a film or Disney+ series or die trying!
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ringsfilmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton has teamed up with Andrew Guest, a writer-producer on comedies such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Community, to tackle a live-action series featuring the celebutante superhero, Wonder Man.
In this social media driven world that’s overrun with Tik Toks and where Tweets can get you fired, Wonder Man might actually fit in quite well. He would pretty much be a super powered Logan Paul.
Guest will serve as head writer of the series, while Cretton will exec produce and possibly direct an episode or more. Cretton is working via his overall deal with Marvel Studios, signed late last year in the glow of Shang-Chi’s success.
In the 1980s the character really came into his own. Known as Simon Williams, he was a founding member of the Los Angeles-based West Coast Avengers and, with a look that included a turtleneck, a red jacket and sunglasses, became a celebrity thanks to his day job as an actor and stuntman.
The character also developed strong ties to classic (and now, thanks to Marvel movies and an Emmy-winning series, globally-known) characters Vision and Wanda/Scarlet Witch. Stories tied him to the android via ionic energy and brainwaves that implied the two were akin to brothers. Wonder Man even developed feelings for Wanda, after Vision had been dismantled.
In addition to working on Wonder Man, Cretton is developing a sequel to Shang-Chiand will direct and executive produce a series adaptation of Gene Luen Yang’s graphic novel American Born Chinese for Disney+.
Wonder Man joins a growing list of live action Marvel Studio shows that are connected to the Marvel Studio films.
Shooting on Wonder Man could commence as early as 2023.