The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been bringing comic book characters to its screens left and right lately, including Kang the Conqueror, ever since the three prominent members of the Avengers said their final goodbyes. The well-known superhero Wonder Man from Marvel comics is the next to be supposedly produced for Disney+.
According to a rumor, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is in negotiations to play Marvel’s Wonder Man in the Disney Plus show that is now in development.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, known for playing Aquaman and Candyman, is reportedly negotiating to play Wonder Man. In addition to a female protagonist, the Marvel Studios streaming series is reportedly casting for a talent manager for Simon Williams, nicknamed Wonder Man, according to Screen Geeks, who obtained the information from a casting grid.
According to the Screen Geeks, negotiations with the celebrity are still underway, so it’s not certain whether Abdul-Mateen will ultimately play the Ionic Avenger. According to reports, the Disney+ project is aiming to cast three protagonists, including the main character, an unnamed female lead, and Simon’s manager. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who starred in Watchmen and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, is reportedly “in talks” to take on the role of Wonder Man.
Destin Daniel Cretton, known for his work on films like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, will produce the series. Brooklyn Nine-Nine writer Andrew Guest will pen the scripts. Three principal characters are reportedly still being sought for the project’s casting grid: Simon Williams, also known as Wonder Man, who will portray a struggling actor, the female lead, and Simon Williams’ manager.
However, as there have been no confirmed updates regarding the rumored Disney+ series, it is impossible to say with certainty whether or not the Candyman actor will be playing the part. After all, a different actor may take on the role of Wonder Man. As of right now, the actor may be seen in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which will hit theatres on December 25, 2023.