Jeffrey Wright, who voices The Watcher, left the door open for his character’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following his debut in What If…?
The first episode of the first animated series of Marvel Studios, What If…?, which is also the most recent addition to the catalog of Disney+. Due to its launch, its creators, Brad Winderbaum and Bryan Andrews they commented on the previous process.
The first of them, for example, revealed how the idea that led to the realization of this, the first animated product of ‘The House of Ideas‘in partnership with’The House of Mouse‘.
«To be honest, it was a stroke of inspiration what happened on the way home from work one day. I found myself in my driveway, texting with Kevin Feige, back and forth, about what this program could be. The next day the wheels were in motion and we were on our way to do this. It was obvious from the start that it needed to be animated due to all the locations, settings, characters, and elements of the MCU that we were going to visit again. It had to be in a medium that allowed us an infinite scope of what we could conceive“, he claimed.
For his part, his colleague commented on how and why each episode is unique and with its own style.
“I think that was important to all of us. It is an anthology, and part of the aspect of being an anthology, just like The Twilight Zone. In the past, you never know what you are going to get. You might get an episode that’s comedic, you might get an episode that’s dramatic and serious, or super emotional or action-packed. We all love movies. We all love movies. We love all those genres. This gave us the opportunity to apply a small sample of a variety of genres in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Maybe one can go a little darker, or it can become even more fun. Having that kind of variation is written in the book itself. What if this? What if that? When things are so different, so weird, and so crazy, just open the floodgates and we can do whatever we want. It was very stimulating to be able to play that way«, He asserted.
Finally, Jeffrey Wright, who plays The Watcher, spoke about the future of his character in the future of UCM.
«What If…? it has a lot to do with the idea that all things are possible, so that’s a reasonable question. I guess the answer is, well, what if…? I leave it like this“He wittily replied when asked about what awaits his character.