Love him or hate him, Ben Kingsley‘s Trevor Slattery is ready for another close-up! The divisive character that did his thing MCU debut in the 2013s Iron Man 3 reportedly getting more screen time thanks to Marvel Studios’ Wonder Man series. While Kingsley’s involvement has yet to be confirmed by Marvel, Variety say they have it on good authority that it’s a done deal.
Wonder Man is one of Marvel‘s oldest characters dating back to 1964 on the pages of Avengers #9. He began his comic book career as a villain, but was reintroduced as a hero in the late 1970s. Wonder Man’s civilian name is Simon Williams and he was a founding member of the Los Angeles-based West Coast Avengers. As an actor and stuntman, Williams’ looks included wearing a turtleneck, a red jacket and sunglasses. Wonder Man relates strongly to the Marvel characters Vision and Wanda/Scarlet Witch. The trio shared several adventures, with Wonder Man and Vision thinking of each other as brothers in action. After Vision was dismantled, Wonder Man developed intense feelings for Wanda. Whether or not Marvel plans to introduce Wonder Man as a potential love interest for Wanda remains to be seen.
Marvel could take Wonder Man in several directions since he is a relatively unknown character. Will they treat him as a brand new hero or push him into place with Wanda after the events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Could it be Wonder Man who finally frees Wanda from her self-inflicted imprisonment?
As for Slattery, how the character could be introduced into Marvel’s is anyone’s guess Wonder Man series. One way to introduce Slattery is through his acting endeavors. Reports suggest so Wonder Man is intended to be a Hollywood satire, giving Slattery the perfect angle to appear in the series.
After being introduced in Iron Man 3 as an actor hired to play a terrorist named Mandarin, Kingsley’s Slattery appeared in the Marvel short Hail the King. After MCU fans thought they had seen the last of him, Slattery appeared Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as a prisoner of Shang-Chi’s father, Xu Wenwu. Enthusiastic, hapless, and strangely fantastic with mysterious animals, Slattery bounces from one outrageous situation to the next, making him one of the MCU’s most unpredictable characters.
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