Today, Deadline announced that actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has finally joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Wonder Man. The series was put into development with Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton and Hawkeye co-producer Andrew Guest. Guest will also serve as head writer on the project. This also sees Trevor Slattery’s return, played once again by Ben Kingsley.
Simon Williams is the son of the industrialist Sanford Williams and assumes control of his munitions outfit following his passing, seeing its successes limited when it comes into competition with Tony Stark’s Stark Industries. The younger Williams gains ion-based superpowers, including super strength, while working under the villainous Baron Zemo and establishing himself as an antagonist to The Avengers, though he later decides to become part of that same superhero team.
It’ll be interesting if Yahya Abdul-Mateen will ever return to the DC Universe as Black Manta following his next appearance in Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom.
Wonder Man has no set release date