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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to host Marvel series for Disney+ – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: One of the best reviews of her career for her work in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway revival of Laurie Parks’ play Susan. Best/Underdog, Yahya Abdul-Matin II getting ready to move from DC to a miracle as the main character in the Disney+ series Miracle Man.

Created by writer Stan Lee and artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby, Wonder Man was first introduced to Marvel Comics in 1964 through Avengers #9. The character, otherwise known as Simon Williams, is the son of industrialist Sanford Williams and takes control of his weapons after his death, seeing his success limited as he competes with Tony Stark’s Stark Industries. The younger Williams gains ion-based superpowers, including super strength, working under the villainous Baron Zem and establishing himself as an antagonist to the Avengers, though he later chooses to become part of the same superhero team.

Live action Miracle Man The series was first announced to begin development in June Shang-Chi Helmer Destin Daniel Cretton and Hawkeye co-producer Andrew Guest both announced their involvement. Cretton will direct and executive produce, while Guest will serve as executive writer. As announced earlier, we will see the show the return of Oscar winner Ben Kingsley’s Trevor Slattery. — the supervillain turned good guy, otherwise known as the Mandarin, who has previously appeared in both Iron man 3 and Shang-Chi.

Abdul-Matin is best known in the superhero world for his work on HBO The guards, winning his first Emmy in 2020 for his role as Cal Obarr/Dr. Manhattan in a show based on DC comics by Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore. The actor first associated himself with DC in 2018 Aquaman and will reprise his role as David Kane aka Black Manta in the sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdomwhich is scheduled for release on December 25, 2023.

Abdul-Matin has also previously acted in films including Emergency assistance, Resurrection of the MatrixNia DaCosta Candyman the sequel, Aaron Sorkin’s Oscar-nominated drama. Trial of Chicago 7Jordan Peele’s second film us and Michelle Gracie The greatest showman. Additional television credits include Black mirror and The Get Down. Other upcoming projects for the thesp, who has set up production company House Eleven10 and a creative partnership with Netflix in 2021, include FX limited series The smell of burnt flowers based on the novel by Blitz Bazavule, produced by House Eleven10; Dwayne Johnson’s action movie Emergency contact, in which he will star and produce; and an Amazon Studios film I helped destroy peoplebased on Janet Reitman’s 2021 New York Times op-ed of the same name, which he will executive produce with Michael B. Jordan.

Abdul-Mateen is repped by WME, M88 and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole.

https://deadline.com/2022/10/wonder-man-yahya-abdul-mateen-ii-to-lead-marvel-series-for-disney-plus-1235159111/

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