We’re now only two weeks away from the series premiere of Marvel Studios’ What If…? animated series. Ahead of the series’ debut on Disney+, we have a brand new poster which focusses on Jeffrey Wright’s Uatu the Watcher.
Wright also sat down with EW to discuss his role in the upcoming series.
“A lot of times, we hear a character like this that’s very powerful and wise and dramatic, if you look at some of the old films of Greek mythology and even Egyptian mythology and things like this or history, we find that the characters have a British accent,” he says.
“There was a lot of discussion about how does this guy talk? How does he sound, this extraterrestrial celestial all-knowing being who has powers in some ways beyond most of the characters that we’ve seen from the Marvel films? So how does he speak? I wanted to make sure that the tones of the character were new, that they were born of the moment now.”
Several high profile MCU actors are reprising their roles for the series, including the late Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa. Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Paul Rudd, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, and Josh Brolin have also been confirmed to take part in the series.
Additionally, Karen Gillan, Michael Douglas, Michael B. Jordan, Jeremy Renner, Michael Rooker, Paul Rudd, and Stanley Tucci will lend their voices to the series.
The series streams on Disney+ from August 11, 2021.