Here’s an interesting rumor, but insider Daniel Richtman has once again dropped an interesting detail about the upcoming Wonder Man series. The Disney+ series will explore the day and life of Hollywood star and part-time superhero Simon Williams, who’ll be played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. While he’s the only confirmed cast so far, it seems they may have already cast his brother Eric Williams, better known as the supervillain Grim Reaper.
While it’s unclear how they’ll connect these two or if they’ll just stick to their comic origins, Richtman shares that they are currently in talks with Fear the Walking Dead and Lovecraft Country star Demetrius Grosse to take on the iconic villainous mantle. His addition makes sense given that he’s also Wonder Man’s main arch-nemesis and it adds a nice personal element to the
We don’t know exactly where they are heading with this story, and there’s also the chance that the Grim Reaper doesn’t technically exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe just yet. Though it would be interesting for Simon to find out his own brother was a hitman that had a cybernetic scythe attached to his arm. In the comics, he was mostly a tech-based villain but they could make the change towards something more magic or energy-based depending on the story. Either way, it’s exciting to see where this series is heading once we find out more on it in the future.
Source: Patreon via The Direct