Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will be appearing as the lead man in the upcoming Marvel ‘Wonder Man’ series at Disney plus
American actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has won an Emmy in 2020 for HBO’s Watchmen.
has been cast by Marvel in the Disney+ series “Wonder Man.”
The actor is already known to comic book fans as DC’s Black Manta in the Jason Momoa Aquaman films, but will now feature as Wonder Man, one of Marvel’s oldest characters.
The takes on his character for the Disney+ series have not been revealed yet.
Wonder Man was first introduced in 1964 on the pages of Avengers No. 9.
He was initially a villain and only appeared sporadically in the early Marvel Age, but was reconceived in the late 1970s as a hero (and Avenger).
Yahya will be returning to the screens as Black Manta in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Warner Bros.’ DC film that won’t open until Dec. 25, 2023.
Abdul-Mateen last appeared in the action films Ambulance and in The Matrix Resurrections and Candyman before that.