Demetrius Grosse has reportedly joined the cast of Marvel’s newest series, Wonder Man, according to a recent TVLine story. Grosse will play Eric Williams, the brother of Simon Williams, the Wonder Man’s alter identity, who will be portrayed by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Candyman, Watchmen, The Matrix Resurrections). The most recent television appearances of Grosse include Banshee, Brave, Justified, Fear the Walking Dead on AMC, and Swagger on Apple TV+.
Wonder Man was first published in Marvel Comics in 1964 with The Avengers #9. Stan Lee and Don Heck provided the illustrations. The protagonist is Sanford Williams, an industrialist. At the passing of his adored father, he takes over the family’s very profitable ammunition company, but he soon realizes that Tony Stark’s Stark Industries will put a stop to its growth. Ion-based superpowers, such as super strength, are given to Simon.
The Character develops a reputation as the Avengers’ antagonist while working for Baron Zemo. He ultimately decides to join the same superhero team after having a change of heart later on. He later discovers a passion for acting, and fellow superhero Hercules assists him in starting a successful Hollywood career.
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According to comic book legend, Eric was regarded as the “black sheep” of the Williams family. Simon was regarded as the family’s “jewel,” and as a result of his rejection, Eric was persuaded to lead a life of crime and violence. Later, when he assumed the role of the Grim Reaper, he would acquire a scythe that had been improved with coma-inducing capabilities.
The creator of the series is Destin Daniel Cretton, who also directed the upcoming Avengers film, The Kang Dynasty, as well as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings for Marvel. Andrew Guest, a co-producer on Hawkeye, is also helping to create the series. Moreover, Sir Ben Kingsley is expected to return as Trevor Slattery in the season. In Shang Chi and Iron Man 3, both on the big screen, Kingsley previously portrayed the character for Marvel. Slattery’s character is an actor, so it would make perfect sense for the series to link him to Wonder Man’s ambition to become a Hollywood star.
It’s anticipated that the series will begin filming this spring. Watch Jake Gyllenhaal and Eiza González’s interview with Abdul-Mateen from the movie Ambulance on Collider:
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