All the Marvel fans, it’s high time to get back to your seats and bring on the food and drinks to feel the adrenaline rush once again as Marvel is all set to release its next super hit series, ‘What If…?’ However, you will be disappointed to know that seven of our favorite Marvel Stars are seemingly not returning for What If…? But why? Let’s find out about this in the post.
Marvel Studios revealed that its first-ever animated series will release on Aug 11, 2021, on Disney Plus. This upcoming series will have 10 episodes with new episodes dropping on the platform every Wednesday.
As soon as the Marvel Studio launched its trailer, the disappointment began to increase among fans. As there are a lot of Superheroes like Robert Downey Jr., who have not signed on to voice their animated Marvel superhero in the upcoming series. Even if their characters appear in several episodes, they are not coming back!
But why? Is it because Marvel’s animated movie is not doing justice to their role, or they are busy with other projects? Let’s see about all this in detail below.
‘What If…? Cast
‘What If…?’ is an animation movie that will be beyond anyone’s expectation!
It is a script that flips the story on the MCU, making the audience reimagine famous events from the films in an unexpected way.
This show will feature the superheroes who reprise their roles in the animated character by giving voice to them.
In the series, you will get to hear more than 50 iconic characters of the Avengers movie once again. They are coming together once again to give birth to a thrilling series including the late superstar Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa.
But sadly, there are seven superheroes- Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Black widow, Spiderman, Starlord, Doctor Strange, and Captain Marvel who have not given the voices to their animated versions. We cannot say what are the reasons behind it, but one thing is sure that they will not come back.
This doesn’t mean that these superheroes are not a part of the story anymore! Instead, the role in the series is dubbed by different voice actors.
The star cast involves:
|S. No.||Marvel Character||Voiced by|
|1.||Uatu/The Watcher||Jeffrey Wright|
|2.||Peggy Carter/Captain Carter||Hayley Atwell|
|3.||Erik Stevens/King Killmonger||Michael B. Jordan|
|4.||Bucky Barnes||Sebastian Stan|
|6.||Bruce Banner/Hulk||Mark Ruffalo|
|8.||Nick Fury||Samuel L. Jackson|
|9.||Thor and Party Thor||Chris Hemsworth|
|11.||Nebula/Heist Nebula||Karen Gillan|
|12.||Clint Barton/Zombie Hawkeye||Jeremy Renner|
|13.||Scott Lang||Paul Rudd|
|14.||Hank Pym||Michael Douglas|
|15.||Dum Dum Dugan||Neal McDonough|
|16.||Howard Star||Dominic Cooper|
|17.||Kraglin Obfonteri||Sean Gunn|
|18.||Jane Foster||Natalie Portman|
|20.||Abraham Erskine||Stanley Tucci|
|21.||Yondu Udonta||Howard Star|
|23.||Brock Rumlow/Crossbones||Djimon Hounsou|
|24.||Howard the Duck||Michael Rooker|
|26.||Brock Rumlow/Crossbones||Frank Grillo|
|27.||Howard the Duck||Seth Green|
|28.||Ulysses Klaue||Andy Serkis|
|29.||Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange||Benedict Cumberbatch|
|30.||Ancient One||Tilda Swinton|
|31.||Zombie Ebony Maw||Tom Vaughan-Lawlor|
|32.||Proxima Midnight||Carrie Coon|
|35.||John Flynn||Bradley Whitford|
|37.||Phil Coulson||Clark Gregg|
|38.||Maria Hill||Cobie Smulders|
|39.||James Rhodes/War Machine||Don Cheadle|
|40.||Sharon Carter||Emily VanCamp|
|41.||Hope van Dyne/Wasp||Evangeline Lilly|
|42.||Georges Batroc||Georges St-Pierre|
|43.||En Dwi Gast/Grandmaster||Jeff Goldblum|
|44.||Happy Hogan||Jon Favreau|
|45.||Darcy Lewis||Kat Dennings|
|46.||Christine Everhart||Leslie Bibb|
|49.||Christine Palmer||Rachel McAdams|
|50.||Taneleer Tivan/Collector||Benicio del Toro|
|51.||Queen Mother Ramond||Angela Bassett|
|54.||King T’Chaka||John Kani|
‘What If…?’ Plot
What if Spiderman changes into another superhero?
What if Doctor Strange gets trap in a secret world?
What if Captain America becomes a zombie?
So many unanswered what if’s!
Well, it is the first animated series of its kind and is believed to be the gateway to enter the multiverse of unlimited possibilities.
Its trailer was released by the Marvel studio a few days back and was enough to predict the storyline of the series.
According to the trailer, it has a mixture of all the iconic moments of the Avengers series by far, but in an altered way. It will recreate all the important scenes in a manner to show what would have happened if things happened in an altered way?
Even the roles are altered!
Well, that’s something crazy to watch!
Leaving this discussion here, let’s see what this trailer shows.
Before jumping to that, do you remember the first MCU movie, Iron man’s first scene?
Yes, it was a war scene where Tony Stark saw a Stark Industries’ missile next to him because of which he got to know about the dark side of trading in the weapons.
However, the tailer adds on to this scene where he is saved by Killmonger.
So, this series will show what if Killmonger and Tony Stark have met each other at the beginning of the story? And, what if Killmonger became the hero in the story, which is in contrast to his role in the movie.
Really, What if?
Now, think again! What if Dr. Strange uses the time stone for himself? What if he is lost in an unknown portal?
If this happens, how will Avengers kill Thanos?
Oh! This story is getting exciting now!
Also, if you remember, Thanos sacrifices Gamora to get one of the stones by pushing her down the hill. But, what if she is not dead? What if she fights against Thanos in the end?
This isn’t the end here!
Yes, not now!
It is sure you will go into the land of a dilemma if get to know about the other possibilities.
What if, Killmonger becomes Black Panther? What if King Tachala becomes star-lord? What if Ultron takes over Vision’s body? What if Ultron has all the infinity stones? What if Loki unites with Thor’s friends and gets support from the Asgod’s army against fury to conquer Earth?
What if Peggy carter takes captain America’s serum? What if she fights against the evil octopus dragon and saves Dr. strange.
This trailer triggered a lot of Audiences just like me!
Though these roles have got room in our hearts, yet there is no need to get sad as these superheroes will get their voice dubbed by great artists. But, we want to hear from you, what are your thoughts about it in the comment section below.