As well as dipping your toes into the DC Universe with your role as Commissioner Gordon in El batman, actor Jeffrey Wright will soon venture into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as he voices Uatu the Watcher in the upcoming Disney + animated series. What if… from Marvel?.
Speaking to Disney’s D23 magazine, Wright has shared some comments about his role as a cosmic being, in addition to teasing the possibilities for the character’s future (the show has already been renewed for a second season):
“In the comics, he’s an observer, and something else. Here in season one, he starts out as an observer, but gradually feels more compelled by what he sees. There are endless possibilities with this series within the MCU. I am open to everything. One thing that I think we are realizing with the leadership of Marvel and Kevin Feige is that these are wide, wide canvases that they are painting on. I don’t even try to anticipate, so I’m open to everything, as The Watcher would be.
The Watchers have already made their MCU debut, appearing alongside Stan Lee in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2So maybe Wright’s Utau won’t just be limited to animation in the future? In the meantime, however, we will see the character in August when What if…? premieres on Disney +.
‘What if…?’ reverses the script in the MCU, reinventing famous events from the movies in unexpected ways. Coming to Disney + in the summer of 2021, Marvel Studios’ first animated series focuses on different heroes of the MCU, with a voice cast that includes a host of stars reprising their roles.
What if… from Marvel? ve a Jeffrey WrightEl batman) voicing The Watcher alongside a who’s who of MCU stars, including Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, Josh Brolin as 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, Michael Rooker as Yondu and Frank Grillo as Crossbones.
What if… from Marvel? It will premiere on Disney + in August.
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