There have been mixed reports regarding the future of the Disney Plus project Wonder Man. Some rumors have claimed that the Disney Plus series has been scrapped. Others suggest that production will resume as planned now that the SAG-AFTRA strike is over. Now a new report claims that Wonder Man will indeed be scrapped due to the shakeup with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
For those unaware, not only was writer Jeff Loveness reportedly removed from Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, but director Destin Daniel Cretton stepped away to focus on his other MCU projects. Now, according to insider John Rocha, this has had a direct impact on the status of the aforementioned Disney Plus show.
Here’s what Rocha shared:
“From a source I know the idea that he’s going to be working on the Wonder Man series is cover. ‘Cause from what I’m being told is that the actors were told to move on from the Wonder Man series and if they are going to do it they were going to be starting from scratch.”
He continued to discuss the issues with Wonder Man:
“So, one of two things is going on. The Wonder Man series is dead and this is a Justin Simeon/Donald Glover situation where they’re saying he wants to focus on Wonder Man and Shang-Chi 2, and then like a month later they’re going to say Wonder Man is cancelled, they couldn’t figure it out or whatever, and this is providing cover for Destin Daniel Cretton.”
As for the second option he suggests:
“Or they are starting from scratch. They let some of the actors go, but they might be bringing some of them back to restart this machine all over again,” he added.
One thing is for certain – the production of this particular MCU series has certainly met its fair share of issues. Hopefully we’ll have more concrete details regarding its status in the near future. Until then, this report should be taken with a grain of salt.
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