As we speak’s episode of Marvel’s What If…? incorporates a solid checklist stuffed with among the greatest names within the MCU, together with Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Michael Douglas.
Nonetheless, a number of main characters have been recast for the animated collection, beginning with episode 3. Robert Downey Jr. didn’t return as Iron Man, for Tony Stark’s transient cameo, whereas Scarlett Johansson is changed as Black Widow.
In Johansson’s place is Lake Bell, who pulls off an virtually uncanny impression of the Avengers: Endgame actress within the episode. That is Bell’s first time voicing Natasha, but it surely’s her third position within the superhero multiverse. She beforehand voiced Vanessa Fisk, Kingpin’s late spouse, in Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and, most notably, Bell performs Pamela Isley AKA Poison Ivy in HBO Max’s Harley Quinn animated collection. So Bell is just about cornering the market in voicing redheaded fan favorites in Marvel/DC initiatives at this level.
Bell had a number one position as Agent Romanoff in episode 3, which is titled “What If… Earth Misplaced Its Mightiest Heroes?” It imagined a timeline the place 4 out of the 5 founding Avengers have been murdered over the course of 1 week by a mysterious murderer. Following Tony, Thor, and Hulk, Black Widow was the final to be killed. Nick Fury then found the perpetrator was a vengeful Hank Pym, who blamed Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. for the dying of his daughter, Hope.
Although the vocal tracks for What If…? have been clearly recorded way back, it’s attention-grabbing that this Black Widow recasting comes at a time when Disney and Scarlett Johansson’s working relationship seems to be in tatters following the actress launching a lawsuit in opposition to the corporate. In different phrases, there’s likelihood Lake Bell will proceed voicing Natasha in all her animated MCU appearances to any extent further.
Marvel’s What If…? continues subsequent week on Disney Plus.
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