What If..? The Marvel stars that didn’t return as voice actors and who you can hear in episode 1

Not every Marvel star plays their character in new Disney+ series

Jacob Stolworthy
Wednesday 11 August 2021 13:34 BST
What If...? official trailer

New TV show What If...? sees numerous Marvel characters return to screens for the first time in a while.

The nine-part animated adventure series wonders what would happen if storylines of certain characters were experience by other ones altogether.

For example, episode two reveals how life would have looked for Black Panther’s T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) if he swapped places with Chris Pratt’s Guardians of the Galaxy character Star-Lord.

Excitingly, many of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) stars returned to voice their roles for the show; others, somewhat controversially, did not.

Viewers are wondering if they can work out which ones did return, and the ones that sound a bit different to what they’re used to.

As episode one arrives, we’ve compiled a list of who won’t be reprising their roles for the show – and whose voices you can hear in the first instalment.

It’s worth noting that Westworld star Jeffrey Wright voices the show’s narrator, known as The Watcher, while Bradley Whitford, most recently seen in The Handmaid’s Tale, voices Colonel Flynn.

‘What If...?’ wonders what would have happened if Peggy Carter lived Steve Rogers’ life

Who voices each character in episode one of Marvel show What If...?

Hayley Atwell – Peggy Carter

Josh Keaton – Steve Rogers (replacing Chris Evans)

Sebastian Stan – Bucky Barnes

Samuel L Jackson – Nick Fury

Jeremy Renner – Hawkeye

Dominic Cooper – Howard Stark

Ross Marquand – Red Skull

Toby Jones – Arnim Zola

Stanley Tucci – Dr Erskine

Neal McDonough – Dum Dum Dugan

Nick Fury shows up in the first episode of new Marvel show ‘What If...?’

Who won’t return to voice their Marvel character in What If...?

Robert Downey Jr – Iron Man

Chris Evans – Captain America (replaced in episode one by Josh Keaton)

Scarlett Johansson – Black Widow

Brie Larson – Captain Marvel

Dave Bautista – Drax the Destroyer

Benicio del Toro – The Collector

Seth Green – Howard the Duck

‘What If...?’ continues weekly on Disney Plus. Find our verdict on the first three episodes here.

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