The Working Title Of Marvel's Wonder Man Project Has Been Revealed
The working title for Marvel's Wonder Man project, which is presently in production, has been revealed – and it may hint at the show's Hollywood motif.
One of the working titles for the forthcoming Disney+ Wonder Man series is "Callback." According to The Cosmic Circus, this title may relate to Simon Williams/Wonder Man's civilian persona as an actor, with the word referring to the second round of tryouts for a part.
This lends credence to reports that the program will feature the character's background as an actor and stuntman, as well as satirize Hollywood and the film business. Destin Daniel Cretton, who directed Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and was also recruited to film Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and the presently unnamed Shang-Chi sequel, will executive produce the movie.
Andrew Guest, well known for his work on comedies such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Community, will co-create and serve as the lead writer for the project with Cretton. Guest is no stranger to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having previously worked as a consultant on Disney+'s Hawkeye.
The actor who would play Simon Williams/Wonder Man in the series has yet to be named, but fans are still advocating for actor Nathan Fillion to take the part. Director James Gunn recruited Fillion in the part for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but the sequence, which would have shown posters for Simon Williams films from a variety of genres, was eventually removed.
So far, only one cast member has been announced for the series: Sir Ben Kingsley will reprise his role as fan-favorite former actor Trevor Slattery. Trevor initially featured in Iron Man 3 (2013) as a down-on-his-luck London actor recruited by Aldrich Killian to impersonate The Mandarin, a terrorist. Trevor would not appear again until 2021's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, imprisoned by the real Mandarin, Shang-father Chi's Xu Wenwu (Tony Leung), and performing monologues to entertain his men after the one-shot All Hail the King (2014) hinted that he was in danger from the real Mandarin. The extent to which Trevor will appear in Wonder Man is uncertain at this time.
Source: The Cosmic Circus