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A New Marvel Hero Set For The MCU That Has Ties To Wanda & Vision Is Getting His Own Disney+ Series

Marvel Studios is working with Shang-Chi's director on a new MCU program centered on Wonder Man, a figure tied to Vision and Scarlet Witch

In 2021, WandaVision marked the beginning of a wave of programming on Disney's streaming service, bringing the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the tiny screen. It was recently rumored that the director of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was working on a new Marvel program for Disney+. At the time, it was assumed that the series would be a Shang-Chi movie spinoff, maybe centered on Xialing and the new-look Ten Rings. Since this conjecture emerged, Kevin Feige has suggested that fans would be treated to an unexpected Disney+ program from Cretton.

Cretton's Marvel series, according to THR, is none other than Wonder Man. According to the publication, he is working on the project alongside Brooklyn Nine-Nine writer Andrew Guest, who will act as the series' chief writer. At least one episode might be directed by Cretton. Wonder Man is still in the early phases of production, but filming might begin next year. Wonder Man, also known as Simon Williams, is a key Marvel hero with ties to the stories of Vision and Scarlet Witch.

Simon Williams, a.k.a. Wonder Man, is one of Marvel Comics' earliest characters, having first appeared in 1964. He began as a villain but rose through the ranks to become a founding member of the West Coast Avengers, which led to Simon Williams becoming a celebrity actor when he wasn't saving the day. The comics revealed that the sythezoid was based on Simon Williams' brainwaves, tying him to Vision. After Vision died, this even led to Wonder Man and Scarlet Witch falling in love. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has toyed with the notion of deploying Wonder Man on many occasions, with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 coming the closest when James Gunn had Nathan Fillion portray the actor version of him for some backdrop posters. Now, Wonder Man will give Simon Williams a fair introduction to the shared universe. Based on Guest's involvement, he appears to have a comic tone throughout his debut. 

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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