Demetrius Grosse has been reported to be in talks with Marvel Studios to play the Marvel Comics character Eric Williams, also known as Marvel’s Grim Reaper, for the upcoming series Wonder Man set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Wonder Man currently will feature the return of Ben Kingsley’s Trevor Slattery, who last appeared in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II cast as Wonder Man himself, Simon Williams.
You may know Grosse from past projects such as Fear the Walking Dead, Rampage, and 13 Hours, now with Marvel Studios reportedly being the next venture for the actor. Interestingly, the character that Grosse is reportedly in talks to be playing is the brother of Abdul-Mateen II’s Simon Williams, who is also the arch-nemesis. Eric Williams, aka Marvel’s Grim Reaper, has even taken on the Avengers in the Marvel Comics run.
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Demetrius Grosse Marvel Studios Report Details
This new report comes from the well-known industry scooper Daniel Richtman (aka Daniel RPK), stating that actor Demetrius Grosse is in talks to play “Eric Williams/Grim Reaper” in Marvel Studios’ Wonder Man series, brother to “Simon Williams/Wonder Man” and “arch-nemesis” to Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Simon Williams, aka Wonder Man.
No official announcement has been made as of yet, so this report will remain a rumour until confirmation on whether or not this new report bears any truth. However, Grosse would be a perfect fit to star as the official Grim Reaper of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, plus a worthy candidate to go head-to-head with Abdul-Mateen II.
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Ed Harris Rumour Update From Insider
This new report also comes with an update on the recent rumour that actor Ed Harris is also up for a role in Marvel Studios’ Wonder Man series, with an update from Daniel Richtman inside the thread of the same report.
One commenter asks Richtman “Is the rumour about Ed Harris being up for a role true?”, to which Richtman responded with “Yes”. However, details on who Ed Harris could be up for playing in the MCU were not provided on Richtman’s Patreon, just a subtle “Yes” to reportedly validate the recent rumours.
Wonder Man is currently expected to release in late 2023 or sometime in 2024, no release date has been announced as of writing this article.
Source: Daniel Richtman