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SDCC: Marvel casts ‘Jeffrey Wright’ as “The Watcher” for ‘What If...?’ Series!

Updated: Jul 23, 2019

Marvel studios blew the roof off of Hall H at this years San Diego Comic Con with loads, and we mean loads of surprises in the upcoming phase 4 of the MCU. One surprise in particular was when they announced the Disney+ series ‘What If...?.

During the panel, it was revealed that Jeffrey Wright will be voicing The Watcher in Marvel's What If...? animated series, and will be serving as the series' narrator.

The Watchers are a group of omnipotent cosmic beings, who are committed to observing and gathering knowledge on all corners of the universe. The characters first made their Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's Stan Lee cameo. The Watcher Uatu, who also occasionally interacts with the Fantastic Four, served as the observer of the events of the What If...? comic series.

Like the comic series, What If...? will bring to life alternate realities and situations within the MCU, as if key moments happened differently.

What we know is the cast of What If...? will feature a slew of returning Marvel Cinematic Universe cast members. During the panel, it was revealed that the series will see the return of Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Thanos (Josh Brolin), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), T'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), Dum Dum Duggan (Neal McDonough), Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), Kraglin (Sean Gunn), Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), Kurt (David Dastmalchian), Dr. Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci), Korg (Taika Waititi), Arnim Zola (Toby Jones), Korath (Djimon Hounsou), Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum), Yondu (Michael Rooker), and Taserface (Chris Sullivan).

What If...? will be just one of several MCU shows brought to life on Disney+, includingLoki, WandaVision, Hawkeye, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.


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