We talked about The Greatest Showman On Earth previously on the blog. We also speculated on what role Zendaya could be playing. The cast now includes Yahya Abdul-Mateen II who will be playing a character named WD Wheeler. According to Deadline Wheeler is a hand-to-hand acrobat partner who is a smart, no-nonsense guy. A google search brings up nothing for that name. However, there was a Black acrobat at the Barnum and Bailey circus. His name was John Doogs, Nicodemus the indescribable! John Doogs a talented and powerfully built acrobat gained fame in the late 1800s, performing with Barnum and Bailey and the Worth’s Museum. Perhaps, they are creating a composite or derivative character. However they go about it, I am excited to see what is to come with this film.