At the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic Con, it was revealed that the upcoming animated series What If…? will be available on the Disney+ streaming service in Summer 2021 and that Jeffrey Wright will be voicing the all-seeing, all-knowing Watcher.
Jeremy Wright took to the stage and spoke about the role, saying:
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…
The animated series will be looking at all the alternate possibilities and paths not taken throughout the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel President Kevin Feige spoke to the audience saying:
All of those set in stone MCU scenes and experiences you’ve seen before, you will see different versions of them in this.
There was then an image of the voice cast of what actors/actresses will be featuring in the upcoming animated series. Michael B. Jordan will be returning as Killmonger, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, Josh Brolin as Thanos, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner aka The Hulk, Tim Hiddleston as Loki, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa aka Black Panther, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton aka Hawkeye, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Neil McDonough as Dum Dum Dugan, Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Stanley Tucci as Dr. Abraham Erskine, Taika Waititi as Korg, Toby Jones as Arnim Zola, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Michael Rooker as Yondu and Chris Sullivan as Taserface.