Jeff Goldblum has seemingly confirmed that Robert Downey Jr will voice Iron Man in Marvel’s animated series What If…? for Disney Plus.
Since its announcement, What If…? was expected to have Iron Man in it, but many expected Robert Downey Jr to skip out on it due to his role becoming increasingly expensive for Marvel Studios. However, Jeff Goldblum has potentially revealed that Robert Downey Jr will be involved with What If…?, as there’s an episode where Jeff Goldblum will co-star with the Iron Man actor:
“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 Plus 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 Jr] 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.”
The interview where Jeff Goldblum teased that Robert Downey Jr would voice Iron Man again with a role in What If…? can be seen below:
Based on the cast list that Jeff Goldblum mentioned for the episode featuring himself, Robert Downey Jr, and Taika Waititi, it seems likely that this particular story will involve a scenario in which Iron Man is stuck on Sakaar. Perhaps the “What If?” scenario given is set at the end of 2012’s The Avengers, showing what would have happened if Iron Man didn’t make it back through the portal back to Earth and instead somehow ended up on Sakaar. Even still, don’t expect Robert Downey Jr to play Iron Man outside of What If…? anytime soon, as they don’t want to undermine the impact of Avengers: Endgame‘s ending.
Much like the What If…? comics, the animated Disney Plus 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 feature several of the main actors from the live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe, with each episode exploring different universes of alternate scenarios. It has been confirmed that the series is currently ordered for 23 episodes, with each one corresponding to a film in The Infinity Saga. Stay tuned for more updates on Robert Downey Jr, What If…?, and Iron Man.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
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Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.