Stella Meghie to Direct Wonder Man Series Starring Yahya Abdul Mateen II

Stella Meghie to Direct Wonder Man Series StarringYahya Abdul Mateen II

Stella Meghie is attached to direct multiple episodes of the Marvel Studio series Wonder Man for Disney+. The series stars Yahya Abdul Mateen II as Simon Williams, whose alter-ego is the titular superhero.

According to Deadline, it is unknown how many episodes she will direct but it is believed to be multiple episodes for the series.

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Daniel Destin Cretton who is developing Wonder Man with head writer Andrew Guest will also direct some episodes. Cretton will also exec produce along with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige

This project is part of Cretton’s overall deal with Marvel Studios and Onyx Collective.

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Created by writer Stan Lee and artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby, Wonder Man/Simon Williams is one of Marvel’s oldest characters, first introduced in 1964 in the pages of Avengers No. 9. Williams 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 in earnest, and is even a founding member of the spin-off team, the West Coast Avengers. However, it’s unclear how much or little of this storyline will make its way into the series.

If Abdul-Mateen takes on Wonder Man tis will be his third major comic book characer — and first for Marvel. Abdul-Mateen played the villain Black Manta in 2018’s “Aquaman” and Dr. Manhattan in HBO’s 2019 series “Watchmen,” for which he won an Emmy. He’s already set to reprise Black Manta in “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” currently scheduled for Christmas 2023.

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Meghie already had strong ties with Disney as the two are developing Tiana, a new live-action series for Disney+ revolving around the character from the classic Disney animated pic The Princess and the Frog. Meghie’s credits also include The Weekend and The Photograph.

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