Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has set up many interesting aspects to the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, such as turning the original Guardians into the founders of the Ravagers, or teasing the appearance of Adam Warlock in the upcoming third film. Sadly, some ideas were left on the cutting room floor, such as a creative way to introduce the character of Simon Williams a.k.a. Wonder Man. Pictures from behind-the-scenes showed various movie posters featuring Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Williams in various roles. One even played a twist on the poster for Steve Jobs, which naturally was about Tony Stark. It seems that Fillion actually has some hope for this small cameo to become something larger.
“I understand fans being disappointed, but I still had a good time. Let’s hope something comes from that opportunity.”
A while back Guardians director, James Gunn, also showed a lot of interest in seeing his good friend get the role. Given teases that Phase 4 of the MCU could be completely different, it would actually make sense to see a film about Wonder Man that could be used as a deconstruction of Hollywood, which was a nickname for the character in the comics. We actually threw around the potential of a Wonder Man TV show in an earlier article, but there is quite a lot of potential surrounding the character.
In the cartoon show Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes the character was given a complete make-over in which his body was completely taken over by the ion energy. They could introduce him as a member of the Guardians in the third film, as they will be visiting earth during the events of Avengers: Infinity War. Maybe he believes he is walking on a set for a film he is working on, but accidentally finds himself on the Milano, which was parked near set. While he gained his powers in the comics through Zemo, who could return as an overarching villain beyond Phase 3, there are many ways to spin his story.
How would you want to see the character introduced in the MCU officially? What are your hopes for Wonder Man?
Source: Toronto Sun