Robert Downey Jr ‘s Iron Man is returning to the MCU ( opens in new tab key ) – but not in the way that you might be thinking, according to a new leak. Lego_Fulcrum, a leaker of unannounced Lego sets, recently revealed that Iron Man ( and Downey Jr. by extension ) would be character of Marvel ‘s What If … ? series on Disney Plus.
Taking to their Instagram page ( opens in new yellow journalism ) ( per ComicBook.com ( opens in modern yellow journalism ) ) with their latest leak, Lego_Fulcrum posted an prototype of an as-yet-announced Lego hardening, which reveals Tony Stark in a Sakaarian Iron Man suit. What can we deduce from this escape ? In an approaching What If … ? sequence, it appears that Iron Man – not Thor – is transported to the satellite Sakaar. For those who need reminding, Sakaar is the satellite seen in thor : Ragnarok, which Jeff Goldblum ‘s Grandmaster rules over. here, Thor is captured by the Grandmaster and ends up fighting Hulk ( Mark Ruffalo ) to entertain Sakaar ‘s population. The Lego hardened visualize besides appears to show the Watcher, the narrator of Marvel ‘s What If … ?, and Tessa Thompson ‘s Valkyrie, who was in thor : Ragnarok and Avengers : endgame. Take a look at Lego_Fulcrum ‘s image below :
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Analysis: Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his Iron Man role in Marvel’s What If…?
Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. What does this all mean for Downey Jr ‘s retort as Iron Man ? If comments made by Jeff Goldblum, in a 2019 Buzzfeed interview ( opens in new check ), are anything to go on, Downey Jr. will be bet on to lend his articulation to Tony Stark ‘s animated form. “ I went to the Disney studios and I recorded the Grandmaster ‘s voice for an episode of a usher that ‘s gon na be on Disney Plus that ‘s called What If … ?, ” Goldblum said at the time. “ It ‘s an animate 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. ” Unless Marvel has had a massive change of kernel, Downey Jr. will be back as Iron Man/Tony Stark for one survive time. Why one end time ? As Marvel fans will remember, Tony Stark died at the end of Avengers : endgame. Having wrestled the Infinity Stones from Thanos during the movie ‘s climactic battle, Iron Man uses them to wipe out Thanos and his invade united states army – but the plain power of the Infinity Stones are excessively much for him to handle, and he dies soon after. Marvel ‘s What If … ? will star Jeffrey Wright ( The Batman, James Bond ) as the Watcher, a cosmic being who watches over the Marvel Multiverse but who very rarely, if ever, intervene with events. The Watcher will narrate the series, which will explore what would have happened in major events in the MCU had played out differently.
indeed far, we know of an episode where Peggy Carter takes the super-soldier serum rather of Steve Rogers, one where T’Challa is kidnapped by the Ravagers preferably than Star-Lord, and an installation where Bucky Barnes fights off a Marvel superhero zombie outbreak. Marvel ‘s What If … ? will see multiple actors return to voice their MCU characters again, including Chris Evans, the late Chadwick Boseman, Josh Brolin, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Hayley Atwell, Karen Gillan and Sebastian Stan. The Disney Plus series will begin airing entirely on Disney ‘s streaming chopine sometime in August .
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