Marvel Reportedly Developing Wonder Man Disney+ Series With ‘Shang-Chi’ Director
He is among the most underrated and overlooked heroes in the vast history of the Marvel comics universe, but the character of Wonder Man remains one of the most interesting and overpowered characters that Marvel comics have to offer.
A Stan Lee creation, Wonder Man is the prototypical image of a comic book superhero, being embued with what is called ionic energy, and radiation to grant him the powers of superhuman strength, speed, durability, and reflexes.
The actual process of granting Wonder Man his powers came from the villain Baron Zemo, who sought to develop a superhero on par with various Avengers, using Simon Williams- the inheritor of Williams Innovations that went under after the incredible success of Stark Industries.
Williams’ Wonder Man originally sought revenge on Stark- and the Avengers- with Zemos radiation granting him powers on par with someone like Thor.
A character that has long been perceived as too powerful for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he is reportedly set to enter the lauded MCU, as Marvel is reportedly developing a Wonder Man Disney+ series with Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton.
It was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, with the initial news stating that Cretton would be partnering with Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Community writer Andrew Guest penning the project.
There have long been rumors of Crettton’s continued collaboration with Marvel Studios- with initial reports suggesting that he would helm a series based around characters surrounding Shang-Chi- but it appears as though this may be that next project.
In terms of Cretton’s overall influence on the upcoming series, The Hollywood Reporter states that, “Cretton will exec produce and possibly direct an episode or more,” which should make fans incredibly hopeful of what to come from the Wonder Man project.
Destin Daniel Cretton has already proven to be one of the industry’s most creative filmmakers, and his work on Wonder Man should only reflect the incredible talent that he has already shown on projects like Shang-Chi.