Marvel’s What If…? was officially announced at the SDCC last year and since then many MCU actors returned to voice their character in this animated scenario series. Robert Downey Jr was not mentioned along with the returning cast.
However, it has now been confirmed by a fellow actor that RDJ is returning to voice his character – Iron Man. The news came from none other than Jeff Goldblum, who played Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok.
BuzzFeed shared a video in which the Thor: Ragnarok actor answered fan questions while surrounded by puppies. When asked whether he’s set to appear as the ousted dictator of Sakaar in Thor: Love and Thunder, Goldblum revealed that he hopes so but he’ll be back for the animated show, as will Downey Jr.
“Hey. Well, we’re talking about it in fact. You know, I hope so. I love Taika Waititi. He’s a great director and a friend of mine. So I hope so, but 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 going to be on Disney+ called What If…? where 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 in that. And Korg, Taika Waititi, had already recorded his voice for that. So yeah, I enjoyed it for a couple of hours. I enjoyed doing that again. So the Grandmaster is well.”
Fans will be delighted to get this news from a reliable source. Marvel might not be pleased with him for dropping the update on RDJ’s cameo at this early stage, but us fans are thrilled to hear that we can expect something from Iron Man in the show.