“Wonder Man” series at the works of Marvel, Disney + – The Hollywood Reporter

miracle man He’s the latest Marvel superhero to get the screen treatment.

Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Creighton Collaborated with Andrew Guest, writer and producer for comedies like Brooklyn Nine-Nine And the social communication, To address a series of live events featuring the ancient Marvel character.

Guest will serve as lead writer for the series, while Cretton will produce and possibly direct one or more episodes. Cretton works via His overall deal with Marvel StudiosLate last year, I fell into a glow shang chiSuccess.

development of the so-called miracle man It’s still in its early stages, but if things break out, the cameras could be shown in 2023.

Wonder Man is one of the oldest Marvel characters, first introduced in 1964 in the pages Avengers No. 9. He was initially a villain and only appeared sporadically in the early Marvel era, until he was reimagined as a hero (and avenger) in the late 1970s.

In the 80s, the character really appeared. Known as Simon Williams, he was a founding member of the Los Angeles-based West Coast Avengers, and with a look that included a turtleneck, red jacket, and sunglasses, he became a celebrity thanks to his day job as an actor and businessman.

The character has also developed strong ties to the classic (and now, thanks to the Marvel films and the internationally known Emmy-winning series) the characters Vision and Wanda/Scarlet Witch. Stories linked him to the robot via ionic energy and brain waves that indicated the two were closer to brothers. Wonder Man even developed feelings for Wanda, after breaking up with Vision.

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A character who takes on the Disney + series character has yet to be revealed. Marvel could lead the character down a Hollywood path, hitherto unexplored in the MCU, or it could put him down the Wanda-Vision lane, something the company has continued to explore, even with its most recent films, Doctor Strange in a multiverse of madness. So there is a file WandaVision separate show in development Featuring Agatha Harkness, the villain is played by Katherine Hahn.

Marvel has been steadily prolific with the Disney+ series since its launch with WandaVision Early 2021. Broadcast recently ended moon knight Now in Emmy Award campaign mode, while Mrs. Marvell It’s still mid-course and generating some of the best reviews of any Marvel show to date. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law It is scheduled to hit in August, while Samuel L. Jackson lit Secret Invasion and the Iron Heart On board then.

Half a dozen shows are in development after that, including the second season of loki and the new reckless series.

In addition to working on Wonder Man, Cretton is developing a sequel to shang chi He will direct and perform a series based on Jin Luen Yang’s graphic novel American born Chinese for Disney+.

The guest cut is his teeth in the comics – these credits include shows like 30 rocks And the marry me – but he comes with Marvel expertise: he’s been a consulting producer at hookthe series created by Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld which is known for its fun and light touch of heroes and heroes.

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Cretton is represented by WME and Goodman Genow. The guest is represented by UTA, Mosaic, and McKuin Frankel.

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