Robert Downey Jr well and truly made the role his own and for many fans of Tony Stark/Iron Man, his departure from the franchise cut deep. Now the Marvel gods have delivered yet again as Downey Jr has been confirmed to voice the character in the animated ‘What If…’
Confirmation came from the lips of Jeff Goldblum who revealed the news via an interview with Buzzfeed. Goldblum will voice his ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ character Grandmaster which also sees Taiki Waititi voice the role of the beloved Korg.
“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 of hours I enjoyed doing that.”
Jeffrey Wright will narrate the series as The Watcher while 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 are all attached to voice numerous characters.
‘What If…’ will find it’s home on Disney streaming service Disney+ which went live last week in the US. It lands in the UK on March 31st.