Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is about to jump from the depths of the DC ocean to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Aquaman star will soon be headlining the Wonder Man series for the Disney+ streaming service, according to Deadline.
The series was first announced earlier this year coming from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton. Cretton will serve as executive producer as well as director. The series will also have Hawkeye co-producer Andrew Guest on board as well. Nothing else is known about the project at this time.
Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Don Heck in 1964, Wonder Man debuted in The Avengers #9. Simon Williams was initially introduced as a villain with ionic powers. Eventually, the character was reformed and even went on to join the Avengers. In the comics, Wonder Man’s brain pattern was copied to create the mental template for Vision.
Abdul-Mateen is probably best recognized as the villain, Black Manta, in 2018’s Aquaman. He’s also known for roles in HBO’s Watchmen, The Trial of the Chicago 7, and The Matrix Resurrections. He’ll next be seen reprising the role of Black Manta in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
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