Iron Man Robert Downey Jr and Captain America Chris Evans recast in Marvel’s What If, fans panic
Marvel’s What If teaser worried fans when they learned that Robert Downey Jr was not voicing Iron Man, despite the character’s appearance in multiple episodes. The character from the animated series has been overhauled much to the disappointment of fans. Robert Downey Jr has pulled out of other Marvel projects with Avengers: Endgame, where his character Tony Stark / Iron Man died after sacrificing himself to save the world from being captured again by Thanos (Josh Brolin) . RDJ is unrelated to other Marvel projects, but it was reported earlier that he would be voicing his character in What If.
The teaser features clips from each episode of the series and confirms the return of actors like Chris Hemsworth, Hayley Atwell and the late Chadwick Boseman who voice their live-action counterparts. However, Chris Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Brie Larson would not be voicing their characters, Captain America, Doctor Strange, and Captain Marvel.
Fans are rather upset by this turn of events and call it a “bad choice” on Marvel’s part. They are particularly difficult to digest because Jeff Goldblum had confirmed earlier that Robert Downey Jr would return in What if …? Speaking with Buzzfeed, Goldblum said he recorded a role as Thor: Ragnarok’s Grandmaster in an episode of What If and Robert Downey Jr was set to return.
“I played the role again a few days ago. I went to Disney studios and recorded the voice of the grandmaster for an episode of a show that will be on Disney + called “What if …?”, “The veteran actor told BuzzFeed. in a video.
“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 Jr will be making a voice for that, and Korg… Taika Waititi had already recorded his voice for it. , so yes, for a few hours, I enjoyed doing that, ”he added.
I originally went to #Iron Man because of @Robert Downey Jr. I loved comics and action movies but it was #RDJ it put my ass in the seat for this movie and for EVERY movie after that. #What if not using your talents seems like a bad choice for @Wonder. @Kevfeige #wonder
– Lauren (@Lalikat) July 9, 2021
Benedict Cumberbatch is a professional voice actor – he has narrated over 50 audiobooks and many BBC documentaries, starred in radio programs, and voiced so many commercials. Why he’s not in What If is beyond me.
– CUMBERPORN🎗 (@cumberporn) July 10, 2021
A little disappointing to learn that in “#What if? “, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, The Collector and Howard the Duck will NOT be voiced by Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch, Brie Larson, Benicio Del Toro and Seth Green.
– Go soundtracks (@GoSoundtracks) July 8, 2021
Robert Downey Jr has yet to address fan concerns. The actor recently stopped following his Marvel co-stars on Instagram, which had broken fans’ hearts.
As the title suggests, What If sees alternate versions of Marvel heroes, from Peggy Carter becoming Captain Carter, to T’Challa becoming Star Lord. The show will be released on August 11, 2021, Disney Plus.
Marvel took gold with its TV series this year, while WandaVision starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany received high praise, and Loki, starring Tom Hiddleston, also received rave reviews for its twists. Marvel’s independent film, Black Widow, also hit theaters on July 9 in several countries.