Aquaman (2018) star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (The Matrix Resurrections) is jumping ship from DC to Marvel Studios for the upcoming Disney+ series Wonder Man.
Abdul-Mateen II will portray Simon Williams aka Wonder Man, who in the comic books is the son of a wealthy industrialist whose company, Williams Innovations, is run out of business due to competition from Stark Industries. In desperation, Simon turns to Baron Zemo, who gives Simon superpowers and directs him to infiltrate and then betray the Avengers. Eventually, however, Simon joins the Avengers and is a founding member of the spin-off team, the West Coast Avengers.
The series is executive by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ Destin Daniel Cretton alongside Hawkeye co-producer Andrew Guest. Cretton may direct some of the episodes as well.