New Captain Marvel actress speaks out after MCU replaces Brie Larson
Marvel’s canon animated series, What if…?, debuted in August, bringing with it a huge cast of fan-favorite heroes and villains from Kevin Feige’s Marvel Cinematic Universe.
However, despite the return of many names to voice their animated counterparts, a handful of characters have been recast with new performers for the TV show, and the MCU’s new Captain Marvel has opened up about his experience working on Marvel. What if…?.
Join WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and the future Hawk Eye Disney + series, What if…? saw the show’s narrator, The Watcher (Jeffrey Wright), bring alternate versions of alternate universe characters into the MCU, based on the Marvel Comics series of the same name.
Apparently a spin-off, if not a direct follow-up, of Michael Waldron and Kate Herron Loki, the animated series delivered a stellar cast of returning actors with different timelines within the Marvel Multiverse. While characters like Scott Lang / Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Stange / Doctor Strange Supreme) have returned, there have been interesting replacements within the throw.
The ever popular Tony Stark / Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Steve Rogers / Captain America (Chris Evans) and Peter Parker / Spider-Man (Tom Holland) were voiced by Mick Wingert, Josh Keaton and Hudson Thames, respectively. These aren’t huge surprises given that Downey Jr. and Evans have made their Marvel contracts, and Holland is linked to Sony Pictures, but characters like Drax the Destroyer and Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel have also been replaced with new ones. actors.
Fred Tatasciore took guardians of the galaxy‘s Drax instead of Dave Bautista while Alexandra Daniels voiced MCU superhero Brie Larson.
The series also saw Hayley Atwell return as Agent Peggy Carter, although here it is she and not Steve Rogers who takes the Super Soldier Serum to become Captain Carter. by marvel What if…? also saw the latest Marvel outing from the late Chadwick Boseman. The actor played an alternate version of T’Challa / Black Panther in the form of the Star-Lord of this universe. What if…? also mentioned a really famous Marvel character for the first time in the MCU …
Daniels recently caught up with her friend Lilah (@LilahVision) on Twitch to talk about all things Captain Marvel, with the actress revealing what it’s like to work for Disney, the voice recording process, and the secret that goes with it all. Marvel Studios.
“When I auditioned, they were looking for a voice double for Brie Larson. So they sent in a clip of Brie Larson from the movie and I was cool I can do it and I did and a month later they were like you booked it.
The What if…? the star, at first, thought she would be an uncredited performer in the animated series and her agents told her not to share anything:
“And that was my very first voiceover job. I thought I was going to be like Brie Larson’s voice double, I’m not gonna get credit, they’re gonna say it was her.
“Until the day the first episode came out and it had my name on it, my agents were like you can’t talk about it, you can’t say anything, you can’t promote yourself, you can’t do anything so much. that we don’t see it’s you or Brie Larson.
And to her surprise, she saw her own name alongside longtime MCU actors:
“And there I was with people like Samuel L. Jackson and Mark Ruffalo and I was like OK, that’s cool, not something I expected for my life.”
Asked about the registration process and what it was like to become Captain Marvel, Daniels revealed:
“Because it’s Disney, they don’t give you the episodes, they just give you your lines, well my scenes […] and then you’re in a big room, a giant sound studio, and it’s just you standing there and they hadn’t done any animation yet so you think about what it’s gonna look like in your brain, imagining how they wanted it to be and spur it on.
“One of the producers was like this was the part where Thor was hammering your head off you, so if you could make that noise…”
While Daniels only had five minutes to prepare at first, she explains how encouraging the director – presumably Bryan Andrews – was during the process; giving the actress landmarks and the freedom to explore the character. Captain Marvel appeared primarily in the episode where Hemsworth’s Party Thor got out of hand, leading the storyline to a showdown of the immense heroes of this alternate universe.
Andrews said earlier this year that scheduling issues may have been the reason some artists haven’t returned to voice their characters. Larson, of course, films Wonders (2023) by Nia DaCosta and was also recently a part of Disney Cruise Line’s new Marvel Experience.
As for Bautista, he claims he was never asked about the project.
What if…? Season 2 has already been confirmed by Disney and Marvel Studios with the new series, Marvel zombies, and it’ll be interesting to see if the first season’s cast returns in full. In the middle of Scarlett Johansson’s trial, Lake Bell voiced Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow in What if…? with the actress too, surprisingly, being spotted on the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022). There are also ongoing rumors that Atwell’s alternate reality Captain Carter is moving into live action with MCU fans considering a potential appearance in next year’s Marvel movie, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022).
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