Destin Daniel Cretton Helms Marvel’s Wonder Man Series

Marvel is developing Wonder Man series with Director Destin Daniel Cretton and Writer Andrew Guest for Disney Plus.

An article from The Hollywood Reporter cites that a series is in development for one of Marvel’s classic superheroes Wonder Man.

Destin Daniel Cretton is at the helm of the developing series that Andrew Guest is in position to write.

Destin Daniel Cretton Helms Marvel’s Wonder Man Series

Destin Daniel Cretton Helms Marvel's Wonder Man Series

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According to the fandom, Wonder Man of universe 616 is Simon Williams. He is initially a villain borne out of experiments conducted by Baron Zemo. Through Zemo’s “ionic ray” treatment, he gained superhuman strength and durability. After a staged fight with Masters of Evil, Wonder Man gained the trust of the Avengers. Zemo maintained his control over Wonder Man through regular administration of an antidote for the experiments’ side effects.

As planned, Wonder Man came into the Avengers ranks. Because he is now part of the team, they also sought to find a cure for his condition. All the while, Wonder Man kept abiding Zemo’s conditions to keep getting the antidote.

However, Wonder Man had an attack on his conscience when he was about to lead the Avengers to an ambush. He helps the Avengers and accepts his fate to die. Eventually, he was revived and became a hero in succeeding issues.

Award winning director Destin Daniel Cretton has an overall deal with Marvel Studios after the successful Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. He is also currently working on other projects. Three of which are the untitled Shang-Chi Sequel, television series Scenes for Minors and American Born Chinese.

Destin Daniel Cretton Helms Marvel’s Wonder Man Series

Destin Daniel Cretton. Marvel. Wonder Man. Series, Disney Plus

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Andrew Guest is Writers Guild of America winner for his work on 30 Rock. Following this is a list of comedy, suspense and adventure projects that include Brockmire, The Twilight Zone and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. As a producer, Guest has has his round with Marvel through the Disney Plus series Hawkeye. In the Marvel series, he has credit for 6 episodes as consulting producer.

Development for what is being titled Wonder Man is in the early stages, but if things crackle, cameras could be rolling in 2023.

According to THR, it’s possible that filming will begin in 2023. No casting news is available as of yet let alone a log line or premise of the series. As this is a project in the early stages of development, there may be some changes along the way. However, as to how Wonder Man will fit in the growing list of new MCU characters is still up in the air.

We do wonder.


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