Despite Tony Stark’s sacrifice at the end of Avengers: Endgame, Robert Downey Jr. isn’t done with the MCU quite yet. It was previously reported that the actor is set to make at least a cameo appearance in Black Widow, due out next May. And now, according to a Buzzfeed interview with Jeff Goldblum, Downey Jr. will also lend his voice to Marvel’s upcoming animated What If…? series.
While surrounded by puppies, Goldblum answered a variety of fan questions. During one of his answers, he shared the following anecdote about Marvel’s latest animated outing. “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.”
Iron Man has been rumored to be featured in the series since its announcement earlier this year at San Diego Comic-Con. But, this is the first official confirmation that Downey Jr. is going to voice the character. With the launch of Disney+, a few clips from the upcoming series were shared with fans. Unfortunately, those clips didn’t provide many details about what Tony Stark will be up to in the series. Though many fans expect to see him take on the mantle of Sorcerer Supreme in one of the episodes.
Anyway, check out Goldblum’s full interview below:
Along with What If…?, Marvel has at least 7 other series in development for Disney+. Two of those series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Wandavision, recently began production in earnest. And two more, Loki and Hawkeye, will likely begin shooting very soon. Development on She-Hulk is also ramping up as the Rick and Morty writer Jessica Gao was named head writer last week.
What If… is expected to land on Disney+ sometime in summer 2021.