Bob Odenkirk from breaking Bad and You better call Saul fame is supposed to be part of marvel amazing man series on Disney+. Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to end with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever next week, leaving only Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special to end the year.
However, the multiverse saga has just begun, with phases five and six planned, with two new Avengers films, including an adaptation of Secret Warsalready on the horizon.
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Who is Wonder Man in Marvel Comics?
Ever since Vision was introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Avengers: Age of UltronMarvel Comics fans are wondering when Simon Williams, aka Wonder Man, will join the team.
Wonder Man originally appeared on the cover of Avengers #9 in 1964. The technicolor cover featured looming heads of Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Wasp, and Giant-Man gazing at their superpowered new foe, with a banner proclaiming, “Marvel Comics proudly presents…Wonder Man, the newest and most dynamic surprise character from the acclaimed House of Ideas.”
It was a big statement, especially since Wonder Man wouldn’t make it to the end of the issue. Simon Williams, Baron Zemo’s creation deep in his hideout in the Amazon jungle, was a normal guy kidnapped and bombarded with “the most powerful ionic rays”, which gave him incredible strength and apparent invincibility. What’s the deal with these mad scientist shenanigans and then trying to induct Simon, now known as Wonder Man, into the Avengers as a hero.
While Wonder Man initially agrees with the plan, he ultimately decides to help the Avengers defeat Zemo. It’s a noble decision, but it costs him his life. Zemo had secretly poisoned him and, after being betrayed, refused to give Simon the antidote.
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So how did Wonder Man reappear? And why is it getting a spin-off if it only appeared once? He died and rose again, which plays an important role in his story. Well, he quickly became an important part of forming a famous Marvel hero in an event that would have long-lasting consequences for Wonder Man and the Avengers.
What character does Bob Odenkirk play in the MCU?
Breaking Bad’s Bob Odenkirk is believed to be part of Marvel amazing man series on Disney+. In who will play Odenkirk amazing man is unknown, as is the case with most Marvel Studios castings. However, according to sources at The Illuminerdi, the most likely explanation is that Odenkirk will be playing Marvel Comics’ Neal Saroyan.
Marvel Studios is considering casting Bob Odenkirk in a key role in ‘WONDER MAN’.
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In the 1990s Wonder Man comics, Neal was Simon Williams’ manager while Simon navigated his acting career. Saroyan’s arc took a malevolent turn when it was revealed that he was a schemer with the power to psychically control others. Saroyan remained a lesser-known Marvel villain until his death in the final issue of 2007 Wonder Man comics (vol. 3).
Again, we don’t know who Bob Odenkerk will portray in Wonder Man, but a Neal Saroyan version would make perfect sense. Neal harnessing Simon Williams’ superpowers to make money would be very Saul Goodman, and it would be great fun to see him go even darker with the eventual exposure of being a real villain. Odenkirk also just appeared in the action movie Nobodyproving that he has real acting skills in addition to his dramatic seriousness and comedic timing.
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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was cast as the titular Wonder Man in amazing man series. Destin Daniel Cretton, the filmmaker of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ringsis on board as a writer, as is Andrew Guest, the scribe of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 30 Rock, and Communitywho will also serve as showrunner.
Source: The Illuminerdi