Ben Kingsley delighted and deceived his way through Iron Man 3 and Shang Chi: The Legend of the Ten Rings, and as Variety reports, he’ll bring back the character Trevor Slatterly in Marvel Studios’ Wonder Man series for Disney+.
Wonder Man will reunite Kingsley with the show’s co-creator and executive producer, Destin Daniel Cretton, who helmed Shang-Chi. Some reports have suggested that Cretton is planning an action-packed Hollywood satire; Slatterly’s backstory is struggling actor, and in the comics, Wonder Man worked as a stunt man to try and monetize his invulnerability.
Wonder Man has served as both an Iron Man antagonist and Avengers ally, and there’s no indication which way he’ll be leaning at the start of the series. Few other details are known at this time, though Kingsley’s role is reportedly “major.”
Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is coming to a close with the ongoing She-Hulk and upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, out November 11th. In July, Marvel Studios’ head Kevin Feige unveiled plans for Phase 5.