In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’ll see you in different places once you get into it. With the multiverse, that means even death is off the table, and he’s not even a hero. Villains and side characters can reappear and be revived at the same time. It’s what makes the whole franchise, and it’s obviously what makes the whole experience so exciting. So it’s not surprising to see ASAP bring a certain character back into the mix. The Variety reports that Ben Kingsley will reprise his role as Trevor Slattery in the upcoming Disney+ series Wonder Man. This friend pops up in different places, and we are definitely for it.
While it’s not entirely clear how much of Ben Kingsley’s involvement in Wonder Man, there is at least some overlap between what Trevor Slattery’s character composition is and how he might work in the series. Become We originally met Slattery in Iron Man 3 when it was revealed that he was the Mandarin, a conspirator with a penchant for promoting and destroying Tony Stark’s world. But eventually, it was revealed that Slattery was just a paid actor to act as a front for the operation.
Ben Kingsley then appeared in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings after being captured by Xu Wenwu and turned into a courtier mainly for the amusement of others. He survived the last attack, although it was clear that he was still alive in this universe. For a character without powers and really weird, it was the perfect kind of role for Kingsley. And it’s easy to see why Marvel would want him to be more productive with his character’s stories.
In Wonder Man, we meet Simon Williams, who finally gets the title of champion. First, William’s personality is different from Tony Stark and his empire, even though he was born into a wealthy family. Williams is an actor and stuntman, and there is some possibility that Ben Kingsley’s involvement is due to the latter’s features, which somewhat interferes with the acting in the story. Williams is starting to get on the bad side of things, as Baron Zemo hires him as Wonder Man, so there’s a chance you’ll see the character too.
Shang Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton is directing the new series, and Andrew Guest is the head writer. It’s not entirely clear when we’ll see Ben Kingsley and company in Wonder Man and how Marvel has yet to set a production schedule for the series. But the confirmation of some electoral decisions means we will be moving to more specific dates rather than later.