What if…? Star Jeffrey Wright reveals that the show’s version of The Watcher will be inspired by his first appearance in the comics.
What if…? Star Jeffrey Wright revealed that the show’s version of The Watcher will be influenced by the character’s first appearance in 1963.
During an interview with THAT, Wright was asked what he liked about bringing The Watcher to life. “He is described as the most dramatic being in the entire multiverse when he first appears in Fantastic four in 1963 on the cover of the comic, so this idea of the most dramatic being in anyone’s imagination gives you a lot to play with, “Wright replied.” I love the idea of being able to be theatrical and a little over the top and at the same time somewhat subtle with the language. That’s always fun. “
Debuting in Fantastic four # 13, The Watcher, whose real name is Uatu, is a member of a race with a similar name that had previously been seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Unlike the rest of said race, who monitor specific planets, Uatu frequently breaks his vow of non-interference to aid the heroes of Earth.
What if…? will explore alternative outcomes within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with events like Gamora hunting Iron Man or Thor coming to Earth to throw a party. Loki Tom Hiddleston, star and veteran of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently stated that What if…? “configures a lot of things in the MCU.”
What if…? premieres on Disney + on August 11.
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