Ben Kingsley joins Marvel’s Wonder Man as Trevor Slattery
James R | On 31, Aug 2022
Ben Kingsley is set to join the cast of Wonder Man in the familiar role of Trevor Slattery, reports Variety.
The character, a failed actor who has appeared multiple times in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, most recently appeared in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, where he was taken prisoner by The Mandarin, Shang-Chi’s father Xu Wenwu. Now, Kingsley (Sexy Beast) is set to reunite with Shang-Chi helmer Destin Daniel Cretton, who will exec-produce Wonder Man, a series he has co-created with Andrew Guest.
The series will follow Simon Williams, aka Wonder Man. In the comics, he’s the son of a wealthy industrialist whose company falls on hard times as a result of Tony Stark’s Stark Industries. When Baron Zemo offers him superpowers – including super strength and durability – he winds up fighting the Avengers. How exactly that will translate to the screen isn’t clear, but Wonder Man has been actor and a stuntman in the comics, which suggests that the show will be a Hollywood-set tale, allowing Slattery to make a return.
Andrew Guest will serve as head writer on the series, with Cretton possibly directing. Cretton is already set to helm a Shang-Chi sequel, with the director under an overall deal with Marvel Studios.