Robert Downey Jr. has already said goodbye to his role as Tony Stark and Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he's not done playing the character just yet. In a recent interview with BuzzFeed, Thor: Ragnarok star Jeff Goldblum confirmed Downey will be reprising his role in the Disney+ animated anthology series, What If...?
"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 gonna be on Disney+ that's called What If...?" he said, referring to his standout character in Ragnarok. "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 for that, and Korg. Taika Waititi had already recorded his voice for that, so yeah, for a couple hours I enjoyed doing that."
Plenty of other characters from throughout the series will be reprising their roles, and that includes characters that have since died in the MCU. Hayley Atwell, Chadwick Boseman, Josh Brolin, Michael Douglas, Karen Gillan, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, and Paul Rudd among many more are expected to return.
What If...? promises to explore what might have happened if key moments in the MCU history had gone differently, hence why the cast is so stacked. The series isn't expected to hit the recently launched streaming service until 2021, but it has been rumored that Downey will have a cameo in the Black Widow prequel before then.
During the interview, Goldblum also spoke about whether he'll return as the Grandmaster in Ragnarok. "We're talking about it, in fact, I hope so," Goldblum said. "I love Taika Waititi, he's a great director and a friend of mine."