We’re studying the news that Wonder Man will be joining the MCU in the new Disney+ series and are looking at how that fits with Kevin Feige’s plans.
Written by Brad Gullikson · Published on June 22, 2022
Marvel Explained is our ongoing series where we dive into the latest Marvel shows, movies, trailers, and news stories to predict the future of the franchise. This entry explores the Wonder Man report who might join the Marvel Cinematic Universe and how it fits into Kevin Feige’s plans.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll probably say it again: No comic book character is too obscure to get the Marvel Studios treatment. Rocket Raccoon, Shang-Chi and Moon Knight can hardly keep their comic title. Now, they are household names. Hell, they even resurrected Howard the Duck.
The entire MCU is built around it Iron Man. Prior to 2008, Tony Stark was considered a second-tier or third-tier assisting player in the comic book world. Today this idea seems completely absurd. If Marvel Studios proves anything, even the smartest concepts can become sinister when paired with the right creative team. The audience will accept what is absurd and wild. In fact, they crave it.
get word shang–Che and the legend of the ten episodes boss Destin Daniel Creighton And the Brooklyn nine–nine writer/producer Andrew Guest are working on miracle man The Disney+ series is still pretty silly. In some circles, the comic book character is the subject of ridicule. In other, wiser circles, the character is a worrisome indicator of where the MCU with a few Avengers might be headed.
Who is the miracle man?
Wonder Man, also known as Simon Williams, debuted in 1964 Avengers #9. It is the collaborative creation of Jack KirbyAnd the without heckAnd the Stan Lee. Most interestingly, Wonder Man arrived as a threat to Earth’s greatest heroes and died in the cause. Ah, but what does death mean in the comics? Nothing at all.
Eight years after his death, Wonder Man is back Avengers #103 as a prisoner in a coma in front of the demonic conqueror Kang. Yes, this is where things get crazy. Those who pay close attention to stage 4 after loki Their ears must have been pricked in the first season finale.
We’ve known for a while that Kang will be terrorizing the ant-man and the wasp inside of them Quantumania sequel. However, the treacherous Kangxi reign and Jonathan MajorsIts performance will not be limited to just one supplement. In an interview with Total Film magazine, Kevin Feige He recently stated that the bigger picture will soon reveal itself to Marvel fans. A lot of hints have already been dropped regarding the destination of the current saga. Kang and Wonder Man fit in well with those plans.
Kang revives Wonder Man as a weapon against heroes. It’s easy to frustrate him, but this isn’t the last time Wonder Man has been manipulated in this way. Every time he is brainwashed by a psychopath to do some dark bidding. After Kang comes the Black Talon, and after that Nut, the live laser.
Marvel Studios already tried Wonderman
But more important is what happened to Wonder Man before he was revived. While suspended in the suspended animation, the killer robot Ultron used its brain patterns to create the vision. It’s similar to what happened in it Avengers: Omar Ultronbut obviously, minus Simon Williams.
We have to think about where Vision and Kang are at this moment in the MCU. Sylvie killed whoever stayed during lokiIts climax, which allowed the multiverse to erupt again, freeing many of the Kang’s to escape. At the end of WandaVisionWe saw how SWORD put Vision together after meeting Thanos in Avengers: infinity war. The new and ‘improved’ vision not only lacked the original Time Stone, but it also seemed emotionally distant.
Wanda’s Westview artificial vision battled the white zombie vision and achieved victory only after he unlocked memories buried in other Vision’s data banks. The Restored Vision currently remembers her time with Wanda and the Avengers but feels nothing for him. He needs to get his humanity back, for lack of a better word. Simon Williams, the miracle man, could be the human that helps.
We are close to contacting Simon Williams at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Writer/director James Gunn gave his frequent collaborator Nathan Fillion in the role and almost filmed some scenes with the actor. Unfortunately, those sequences were cut and miracle manMy time in the franchise has been suspended. If you look closely at the background of the few movie sequences orbiting the Earth, you can spot a movie poster featuring Simon Williams.
Wonder Man, Wanda and Vision
In the comics, before fighting Captain America and his shoots, Wonder Man made a living on the big screen. Williams pushes himself even further in Hollywood when he gains his superpowers and ion-based energy powers. He was less of a reality star and more of an Audie Murphy type, using his superhero experiences as the backbone of his cinematic exploits.
As you might imagine, this greatly expands Wonderman’s vanity, and part of his charm is how unbearable he can be at times. It’s easy to imagine a situation in which actor Simon Williams was seriously injured during the MCU explosion. The vision is close. So is Hank Pym, Bruce Banner, or any other smart guy from the Marvel universe. They implanted his brain patterns into the new old vision to save Simon Williams’ life. The company allows Vision to reconnect with his feelings. He looks like the Vibranium-skinned hero we’ve known before, except that Simon Williams’ thoughts run inside.
Imagine WandaVision A sequel where Vision and Wonder Man come together and split up. They are miserably flawed creations. Both suffer from enormous mental and physical pain. Both are healed through platonic and romantic relationships… relationships with Wanda.
Yes, going back to the books, when Vision and Wanda initially split over this whole fake baby, Wanda gravitated toward Wonder Man. After all, Vision’s brain patterns were lifted from him anyway. You get another try with the same companion, something. It’s creepy, weird, and oh-so-delightful Marvel.
Wonder Man is the easy solution for the future of the MCU
It looks like Wanda is dying in Doctor Strange in a multiverse of madnessBut, again, you can’t trust death if you don’t see a body. And even then, you can’t trust death. Comic book bets are not about who lives and who dies. Comic book bets are rooted in emotional torment. Physical things, including punching and kicking, always take a backseat to an over-perceptive inner conflict. Nobody really cares whether or not Wanda is too strong for the MCU. They care if she and Vision can go back to that very short happy moment before the Thanos kids ruined everything.
Wonder Man doesn’t have the most interesting title in the comics. Kirby, Lee, and Heck probably just went, “Well, DC has Wonder Woman. Why don’t we have Wonderman?” and we’re all stuck with it.
Wonder Man’s journey through Marvel Comics is very strange. The longer the MCU goes on, the more bizarre it has to be. Wonder Man completely slips into the fourth or fifth stage. It’ll give us plenty of hot gossip to enjoy, and breathe awkward new life into Wanda and Vision’s romance while sparking a heated debate online.
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Brad Gullikson is a weekly columnist for Film School Rejects and Senior Coordinator in One Perfect Take. When he’s not hanging around the movies here, he’s hanging around the comics as the co-host of Comic Book Couples Counselling. Follow him on Twitter: Tweet embed. (he/he)
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