“Thor: Ragnarok” star Jeff Goldblum has confirmed that Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his role of Tony Stark/Iron Man for the Disney+ upcoming animated TV series “What If…?”.
Downey was one of the few who hadn’t been confirmed to return for the anthology series in which each episode explore show the Marvel Cinematic Universe might have unfolded if key moments in its history had not occurred as they did in recognized canon.
Downey will lend his voice to the character who will be featured in the same episode as Goldblum’s Grandmaster and Taika Waitti’s Korg. Speaking with Buzzfeed, Goldblum explains what’s happening:
“I played the part again a couple of days ago. I went to the Disney studios and I recorded the Grandmaster’s voice for an episode of a show that’s gonna be on Disney+ that’s called What If…?. It’s an animated version of all the characters we know and love from Marvel and this episode included the Grandmaster and Iron Man, so Robert Downey will do a voice for that, and Korg. Taika Waititi had already recorded his voice for that, so yeah, for a couple hours I enjoyed doing that.”
Chris Hemsworth, Michael B. Jordan, Josh Brolin, Sebastian Stan, Mark Ruffalo, Chadwick Boseman, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayley Atwell, Jeremy Renner, Karen Gillan, Michael Douglas, Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Paul Rudd, Michael Rooker, Stanley Tucci , Natalie Portman, Djimon Hounsou and more have all been confirmed to be involved in the project which stars Jeffrey Wright as The Watcher who serves as the narrator throughout the series.
“What If?” will launch sometime next year on the Disney+ service.