A new report claims that the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe series Wonder Man will consist of ten episodes instead of the originally rumored six.
A new report claims Disney+ Wonder Man the series will contain more episodes than the last one She-Hulk: Lawyer.
According to scooper DanielRPK, the upcoming addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe will consist of nine individual episodes, making it one of the longest MCU shows yet. In comparison, She-Hulk, What if…? and WandaVision were all nine episodes while The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye, Moon Knight and Mrs. Marvel ran for six. The episodes’ running times have not yet been revealed, and neither Marvel Studios nor Disney have commented on whether the report is accurate at the time of writing. This recent rumor contradicts an earlier report DanielRPK shared as alleged Wonder Man would also run for nine episodes.
Since the series is still in very early development, little is known about the MCU’s next big character introduction. Marvel Studios confirmed it Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will star as Simon Williams, a Hollywood actor who serves as Wonder Man’s alter-ego. Another confirmed presence is Ben Kingsley’s Trevor Slattery, who has a colorful history in the superhero franchise. The actor who was not lucky was introduced in Iron Man 3, plays the role of a fake mandarin. He eventually ended up in prison only to be broken out by the organization known as The Ten Rings and promptly kidnapped by the real Mandarin. The last time the public saw Slattery was in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Wonder Man’s Rumored Cast
While two prominent characters have already been cast, Wonder Man is still in the process of developing its ensemble. Reports suggest that Marvel Studios is circling both Courteney Cox and Bob Odenkirk for key roles. At the time of writing, none of the actors have been confirmed to appear.
Abdul-Mateen is no stranger to starring in the realm of superheroes as he served as the antagonist Black Manta in the aforementioned Aquaman films with Jason Momoa. While the role required him to be in top physical shape, the actor didn’t shy away from sharing his real thoughts on the genre. “Everything should be about getting to the truth,” Abdul-Mateen explained. “But sometimes you found out what film or genre you were in. Something like that Aquaman, it’s clown work. Aquaman is not The trial against Chicago 7. You have to get over yourself.”
Marvel Studios Wonder Man the series does not yet have a release date.