While everyone’s attention is on the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the upcoming Disney+ series Wonder Man is slowly gaining speed. According to Discussing Film, Marvel is in negotiations with James Ponsoldt to direct multiple episodes of the series. Ponsoldt is known for having directed dramas like Off the Black and Smashed, the romantic comedy/drama The Spectacular Now as well as the dramas The End of the Tour and The Circle.
The series is being put together by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton and Andrew Guest of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The cast for the series included Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Simon Williams aka Wonder Man and Sir Ben Kingsley as Trevor Slattery. Abdul-Mateen isn’t new to the genre having played Doctor Manhattan in the Watchmen for HBO and is reprising his role as Black Manta in the upcoming Aquaman sequel. This will be Kingsley fourth time playing the actor who posed as the Mandarin having made his debut in Iron Man 3, then appearing in the Marvel One-Shot called All Hail the King and finally popping up in Shang Chi.
There are also reports that Marvel is talking to Courtney Cox (Friends) and Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) about joining the cast. The series is expected to start filming in March of this year but no release date has been announced.