SDCC 2019: Jeffrey Wright joins ‘What If…?’ as The Watcher

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Marvel Studios in Phase Four is starting to delve into many mediums to help tell so many of their stories. They announced that there would be four live-action series and one animated series coming to Phase Four. That animated series is What If…?—the comic book series which theorizes different alternate realities in the Marvel Universe.

Westworld star Jeffrey Wright will be playing The Watcher as he helps narrate the series. In addition, a lot of actors will be reprising their roles in the animated series.

“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,” said Wright.“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.”

The Cast

  • Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter
  • Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther
  • Josh Brolin as Thanos
  • Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark
  • David Dastmalchian as Kurt
  • Michael Douglas as Hank Pym/Ant-Man
  • Karen Gillan as Nebula
  • Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster
  • Sean Gunn as Kraglin
  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor
  • Tom Hiddleston as Loki
  • Djimon Hounsou as Korath
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
  • Toby Jones as Arnim Zola
  • Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger
  • Neal McDonough as Dum Dum Dugan
  • Natalie Portman as Jane Foster
  • Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
  • Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta
  • Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man
  • Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
  • Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
  • Chris Sullivan as Taserface
  • Stanley Tucci as Dr. Abraham Erskine
  • Taika Waititi as Korg
What If...? - Jeffrey Wright

(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

There are a lot of different storylines that can come from this series. Some storylines could be “What if Peggy Carter got the super soldier serum from Erskine?” or “What if Thanos’ plan stayed successful?” There are a lot of possibilities that Marvel Studios can go with.

What storyline are you looking forward to?

What If…? will be premiere on Disney+ in the Summer of 2021.

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