Marvel’s Animate Series ‘What If…?’ to see MCU actors returning to voice their MCU counterparts.
Marvel’s What If…?, a series that looks examine all the alternate possibilities and roads-not-taken throughout the history of the MCU. As Marvel President Kevin Feige explained, “All of those set in stone MCU scenes and experiences you’ve seen before, you will see different versions of them in this.” Marvel will utilize a voice cast of these MCU stars that will reprise their big-screen counterparts for the series:
Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, Josh Brolinas Thanos, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Neal McDonough as Dum Dum Dugan, Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Taika Waititi as Korg, Toby Jones as Arnim Zola, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, and Michael Rooker as Yondu.
Hosting of the various tales will be the voice of Jeffrey Wright (Westworld), who joins the MCU as the all-seeing, all-knowing Watcher. Wright took to the stage to discuss the role:
“The Watcher is a non-Earthly being who observes all things. He’s watching over the multiverse and occasionally may nor may not intervene with the doings of earthlings, other than that he’s off doing his own things…Today is the 50th Anniversary of the Moonlanding. The Watcher first appears in 63 I think, Fantastic 4, he turns up on the Moon because today’s the 50th anniversary, but the watcher had a crib their ages ago. I’m excited to see where we take it, we could take it anywhere.”
Marvel’s What If…? will premiere on Disney+ summer 2021.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ WHAT IF…?, the first animated series in the MCU, with Jeffrey Wright as the voice of The Watcher, and many actors from across the MCU reprising their roles as voice talent. Streaming exclusively on Disney+, Summer 2021. pic.twitter.com/6aPhlQvMR9— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 21, 2019