Yahya Abdul-Mateen II cast as the lead in Disney+'s ‘Wonder Man’

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II's superhero reign just won't let up. The actor, who previously appeared in 2018's Aquaman and 2019's Watchmen, has scored the lead role in the upcoming Disney+ series Wonder Man, according to Deadline. Wonder Man will also see Ben Kingsley reprise his role as The Mandarin (a.k.a. Trevor Slattery), who he played in 2021's Shang-Chi and 2013's Iron Man 3. Created by Stan Lee and artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby, Wonder Man (a.k.a. Simon Williams) first appeared in 1964's The Avengers #9. Wonder Man is part of a growing list of new Marvel programming hitting Disney+ in the near future, including Secret Invasion starring Samuel L. Jackson and Olivia Colman, Ironheart starring Dominique Thorne and Shea Coulée and Daredevil: Born Again starring Charlie Cox. Plus, there's a rumoured WandaVision spin-off centered on Vision, starring Paul Bettany, in the works.