Marvel’s “Wonder Man” series has reportedly officially resumed production in Los Angeles following a nine-month hiatus.
Filming on the series began on April 5th last year but was shut down by the end of May due to the strikes. Now it’s finally back up as fans spotted filming on location in California today.
In doing so, it shoots down a rumor in October that the project was being potentially trashed. Less clear is if the series is undergoing a “Daredevil: Born Again”-style overhaul.
At last report, “Shang-Chi” filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton reportedly remains overseeing the series. Cretton exited his commitments to Marvel’s “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” back in November last year.
First introduced in 1964, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II stars as Simon Williams – a gifted engineer who gains superhuman abilities, including enhanced strength, speed, stamina, durability, reflexes, and agility. He becomes Wonder Man.
Also starring is Demetrius Grosse as Simon’s brother Eric Williams who is also the villain Grim Reaper who uses a scythe with coma-inducing powers.
Also onboard are Ed Harris as Neal Saroyan, a talent agent for Simon who goes above and beyond, and Sir Ben Kingsley reprising his role of washed up actor Trevor Slattery.