The Marvel Cinematic Universe is growing at a rapid pace and we are just waiting to gobble it all up. The next Marvel character in line for a Disney+ series is the almighty Wonder Man and the MCU is keeping it in the family with Shang Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton developing the series and Hawkeye consulting producer Andrew Guest set as head writer and executive producer.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Cretton will serve as executive producer and possibly direct episodes. This is part of Cretton’s overall deal with Marvel Studios and Onyx Collective. Cretton is also the director and executive producer of the upcoming series American Born Chinese.
So who the hell is Wonder Man? Well, in the comics, he was once a villain but was reconceived as a hero. He is also known as Simon Williams and is the founder of the L.A.-based West Coast Avengers which explains his celeb vibe. His signature colors are black and red and he wears a nice fit with a “W” on his chest along with some slick sunglasses. He was once a villain. As for his powers, he is one of those strong boys. He has super strength and all that jazz.
Wonder Man’s entry into the MCU can come from any angle at this point. In fact, he can just show up with no connection and we’d be like, “OK, sure.” However, signs may be pointing to the Wanda and Vision considering they shared a story in the comics where he and Vision were brothers! To make things even soapier, he at one point falls for Wanda.
So where are we at when it comes to the Disney+ series. Well, there was WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If..? and let’s not forget Hawkeye and then Moon Knight (which felt like homework, but fun?). Now we are in the middle of Ms. Marvel.
Now for those of you keeping track, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is set to premiere August 17. After that, there’s The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, Secret Invasion, Ironheart followed by Armor Wars and a Wakanda series.
Beyond that, the upcoming MCU Disney+ slate includes a second season of Loki; the Hawkeye spin-off Echo as well as the WandaVision spin-off Agatha: House of Harkness. I’m sure I’m missing a bunch, but I think the MCU will be OK for the next couple of years.