One of the upcoming Marvel series for Disney+ that has fans most excited is
Who is Wonder Man?
Despite what the name suggests, Wonder Man is a full on Marvel Comics hero, and
But in the end, Simon turns out not to be such a bad guy. He betrays Zemo and decides to help the Avengers, after all. He seemingly dies defending his new team, but actually falls into a deep coma. Iron Man records Wonder Man’s brain patterns and stores them in a computer. Wondy then stays in the hibernating state for the better part of a dozen years. He was meant to be revived much sooner, but rival DC Comics apparently didn’t care for a Wonder Man that might be viewed as being tied into their own Wonder Woman. But after Marvel released Power Man (Luke Cage) and DC followed up with Power Girl, Marvel decided to bring Simon Williams back officially.
From 1977 on, Wonder Man became a mainstay of the Avengers, becoming a part of the team for several different iterations over the next few years. He was most recently a member of the Uncanny Avengers team, which included several mutants. He also became a part time actor and Hollywood star, and world famous lady’s man and a lover of the glamorous nightlife. In fact, he and former X-Man Beast became each other’s wingmen at many a nightclub during this time—a friendship that lasts in the comics to this day.
The History of the Wanda / Vision / Wonder Man Love Triangle
During the 12 years that Wonder Man was in a coma, the
When Wonder Man came back from his long convalescence, the Scarlet Witch and the Vision were now married. He began to refer to Vision as his “brother,” since the android’s mind was based on his own. But when the Vision’s systems were wiped, Simon’s personality went with it. Wanda begged him to give his brain patterns back to her husband, but Simon refused. He said when Vision was created he was out of the picture, but now he didn’t want a copy of himself out there. He also revealed that he had also always been in love with Wanda, but out of his respect for Vision, he didn’t interfere.
This caused a rift between Scarlet Witch and Wonder Man for a long time, but eventually the pair got together romantically. After Wonder Man died as a member of the Avengers spin-off team Force Works, she brought him back as a being of pure ionic energy. The two dated for some time, but when Vision returned to his old self—Simon’s brain patterns having now re-emerged—her residual feelings for her android husband resurfaced. This led to Wanda and Simon calling it quits for good. However, this love triangle provided much soap opera fodder to the Avengers books for years.
WandaVision Could Introduce Simon Into the MCU
In the MCU, the Vision came to have a personality and emotions by way of the Mind Stone implanted in his head. So far, there has been no mention of there being a superhero called Wonder Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, cut scenes in
While this might just have been a fun Easter egg, Nathan Fillion played an over-the-top egotistical superhero in
With the Mind Stone destroyed along with Vision in