Marvel has found its version of The Watcher in Jeffrey Wright as the Westworld actor is slated to play the character in the upcoming What If….? animated series.
Jeffry Wright was announced as The Watcher earlier today at San Diego Comic-Con. In Marvel lore, The Watcher is a man who watches the events of the Universe and that’s about it. Other members of his race most notably appeared alongside Stan Lee in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We currently do not know what role Jeffrey Wright’s character will play in the upcoming show.
What do you all make of this news? Are you excited to see Jeffrey Wright play The Watcher in the upcoming What If…? Marvel series? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Much like the What If…? comics, the animated Disney+ series is said to explore how the Marvel Cinematic Universe would look had key moments or events unfolded differently than recognized canon. The upcoming Marvel show will reportedly include some of the main actors from the live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe which would explore a different alternate possibility from another dimension in each episode. Details on whether the series will adapt more stories from the comics or create entirely new scenarios are currently unknown, though they will be based on what fans have seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as opposed to comic book canon.
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.