In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jeffrey Wright from Marvel’s upcoming series What If…? on Disney Plus. The interview is a fantastic read and delves into voice work, recording during the pandemic and what it was like bringing the Watcher to life. Marvel also dropped a brand new character poster for the series featuring Wright’s character.

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Marvel’s first animated series, What If…?, takes a new look at the world we have come to know and love. It asks a single question that changes everything we have ever known. Like, what if Peggy Carter (voiced by Hayley Atwell) had taken the super serum? Or if Yondu (voiced by Michael Rooker) had taken T’Challa (voiced by the late Chadwick Boseman) instead? The series explores how these small changes can have drastic effects across the timelines.

Wright’s Watcher, the all-knowing and all-seeing, narrates this journey as he guides us through the ripple effect. At first, I thought this series might tie into the current timeline in some way. But the more information we get, the more it looks like it will be standalone. And that is totally fine with us! We have all had the moment where we thought, what if this one thing changed? And now we get to explore those ideas.

What If…? will premiere its first episode on August 11, 2021, on Disney Plus. Check out the new character poster below! Are you excited to dive into this new adventure? Let us know in the comments below and on social media!

Watcher character post for Marvel's What If...?

What If…? key art CR: Marvel Studios

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