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Marvel Studios' Wonder Man show adds Grim Reaper to cast of characters before Disney+ debut

A new report says that Demetrius Grosse has signed on to the series to play Eric Williams

Illustrated cover of the Grim Reaper
Image credit: Marvel Comics

Disney+'s live-action Wonder Man series is building out its cast with the report from TVLine that Demetrius Grosse (Fear the Walking Dead) has signed onto the upcoming series to play Eric Williams a.k.a. the Grim Reaper, the brother of Simon Williams a.k.a. Wonder Man (who will be played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II).

Demetrius Grosse in Fear the Walking Dead
Image credit: AMC

Wonder Man was created by Stan Lee, Don Heck, and Jack Kirby in The Avengers #9 (1964). Wonder Man (also known as Simon Williams) was a competitor with Tony Stark's company Stark Industries. For a while Wonder Man serves as an antagonist to the Avengers, but he later becomes an Avenger himself.

Other than Abdul-Mateen II and now Grosse, not much is known about the cast except for a promised return of Ben Kingsley's Shang-Chi/Iron Man 3 character Trevor Slattery.

The Disney+ Wonder Man series is developed by Shang-Chi's Destin Daniel Cretton and Hawkeye's Andrew Guest with Cretton as director and executive producer and Guest as head writer.

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