This upcoming series is "extremely different" from anything Marvel has done before

Marvel Studios has been trying different things with its various Disney Plus shows, and it sounds like this one could be the most different of them all.
In this photo illustration the American film production...
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After some ups and downs, Disney Plus and Marvel Studios are still continuing ahead with plans for certain Marvel Cinematic Universe TV shows, including the highly anticipated Agatha All Along, Daredevil: Born Again, and Ironheart. There are also rumors that they will be looking into bringing back previous MCU shows for second seasons, such as Moon Knight and Hawkeye, as they continue to work on new projects such as Wonder Man.

The show centers on Simon Williams a.k.a. Wonder Man, who was created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Don Heck all the way back in 1964. He's not as well known as many of his fellow Marvel heroes, but his upcoming Disney Plus series could be about to change that. And this is something that Marvel Studios President Kevin Fiege is hoping for too.

Kevin Feige teases upcoming Wonder Man show

Kevin Feige was the very first guest on The Official Marvel Podcast, which launched last week, and he took the opportunity to talk all things Marvel Studios. Naturally, the idea of Marvel's evolution through the Multiverse Saga via the Disney Plus shows came up and Feige took this as an opportunity to celebrate how these shows have tried different things. He referenced Wonder Man to support that point, in what was one of the first times that Marvel has directly addressed the show.

Speaking about how it tries some different things, he said:

"“We have a show coming up that we’ve talked very little about called Wonder Man, that I won’t talk much about today either except to say it’s extremely different than anything we’ve done before.”"

Kevin Feige, The Official Marvel Podcast

He added that he found it "very exciting to still be able to do new things” with such a veteran franchise, and considering everything that the MCU has accomplished in the past 16 years, that says a lot about Wonder Man's potential to be different.

With that in mind, we can probably expect to see a shift in tone and storytelling with the new Wonder Man show and it will be very exciting to see how he fits into the grand scheme of things. Personally, taking risks for storytelling is a great way to refresh the narrative, especially if things have been monotone for a while. Marvel is known for it’s specific tone but over the last couple years we have seen them play around with many genres including horror and psychological drama.

The titular role of Simon Williams a.k.a. Wonder Man will be played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Yahya is no stranger to the superhero genre due to his previous roles n DC properties Watchmen and Aquaman but now he’s making the jump to Marvel. He will no doubt capture the essence of Wonder Man with ease and bring his star power and charisma to the role.

Originally Wonder Man was intended to be a supervillain with ionic energy who fought the Avengers but after a series of events was then reborn as a superhero and joined the very team he once fought. His power set includes superhuman strength, speed, stamina and reflexes, ionic-energy physiology, enhanced vision and hearing, electromagnetic manipulation and virtual invulnerability among others. It's going to be interesting to see how that all comes to life in the MCU.

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