Wonder Man TV Series Is ‘Extremely Different’ Than Anything Marvel Has Done Before, Says Kevin Feige

Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige this week offered the first official update in a minute on the Wonder Man TV series, which stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and reportedly recently wrapped filming.

First introduced in comics in 1964, Wonder Man has been depicted as a gifted engineer who gains superhuman abilities and becomes an enemy of the Avengers, though he has also fought alongside the team of Marvel heroes in multiple capacities.

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Though specific details about the live-action Disney+ series, officially greenlit in October 2022, remain under wraps, Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) and Andrew Guest (Brooklyn Nine-NineCommunity) developed it, with Guest serving as head writer.

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Photo by Seye Isikalu)Photo by Seye Isikalu

In addition to Abdul-Mateen II filling the title role (aka Simon Williams), the cast includes Demetrius Grosse, (Fear the Walking Dead) as Simon’s brother Eric, while Ben Kingsley is reportedly reprising his role as Trevor Slattery, the character he played on the big screen in both Iron Man 3 and Shang-Chi.

As a guest on the Official Marvel Podcast this week (press play above for audio), Feige was asked what keeps him inspired at a company that released its first comic some 85 years ago. The Marvel Studios boss enthused about “continuing to try new storylines and taking characters to new places.

“Sometimes they’ll hit, sometimes they won’t,” he acknowledged, “but if you stop trying, that is when you atrophy and the whole thing falls in on itself.”

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta in ‘Aquaman 2’ Courtesy Everett Collection

Offered up as an example of “new,” Feige said, “We have a show coming up that we’ve talked very little about called Wonder Man, that I won’t talk much about today either except to say it’s extremely different than anything we’ve done before.”

At a company that has been around for so long, with a film studio that has churned out so many live-action projects for screens both big and small in recent decades, “It’s very exciting,” Feige said, “to still be able to do new things.”

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Marvel’s atypically quiet live-action TV slate resumes this September with the Kathryn Hahn-led Agatha All Along, to be followed by Daredevil: Born Again (in March 2025) and Ironheart (likely in 2025).

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