Marvel Studios has been introducing a lot of new characters from the comics to the MCU ever since Phase Four. While it remains to be seen what will be their long-term plan to them, it's been exciting to see them come to the screen and now it looks like another beloved character from the comics is set to join the MCU soon.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Studios is currently working on a Wonder Man TV series for Disney+. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton will executive produce the series and possibly direct an episode or more. Brooklyn Nine-Nine writer Andrew Guest has also been tapped to be the series' head writer. The development of the project is still in the early stages, but it might start filming by next year.
In case you're not familiar with the character, he was first introduced in The Avengers #9 in 1964 as a villain known for being imbued with ionic energy and fighting the Avengers. However, he was eventually reconceived into a superhero later on and became part of the Avengers as well as co-founded the West Coast Avengers team.
Wonder Man was originally going to appear first in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with Nathan Fillion attached to play the role. However, the character was eventually cut out due to unknown reasons. It is unknown yet if Fillion is still going to play the character in this project.
It is exciting to learn that Marvel is now officially bringing Wonder Man to the MCU and see what they'll do with the character and whether they will follow his arc in the comics. It's also curious to see who they will cast on the role since it is a beloved character or if Fillion is going to play him which would delight a lot of fans.
There is no release window set yet for the Wonder Man series. Stay tuned for any updates regarding the development of the project.