Disney is set to release the first Marvel Studios animated series “What If” on Disney+ this summer and it’s based on the comic book series of the same name. It will reimagine famous events from the Marvel films in unexpected ways.
Marvel Studios’ first animated series focuses on different heroes from the MCU, featuring a voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their roles.
In a recent interview with Collider, Frank Grillo, who played “Crossbones” in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War”, has confirmed he is appearing in the new “What If” Disney+ series.
When asked if he was in the new series, he replied:
“Yeah, no, I’m in it. I’ve been doing it.”
“If the President calls and says, ‘I want you to come to the White House,’ you don’t ask why, you just kind of get on a plane and go to the White House. CAA called, my agents called and said, ‘They’re doing this thing, What If…?, and they have four or five episodes planned out, you can do it all in one [day].’ I’m like, ‘Whatever, I don’t care what the money [is], it doesn’t matter, yes I’m going to do it. Absolutely. All day, every day.'”
And he explained he still has more audio to record for the series but did reveal that he has already filmed:
“four or five episodes… in one day or two days, and now I think I have to go in February to record a few more… I recorded that probably almost a year ago, and I’m sure with COVID and everything, everything was put on hold, but now it’s come back around. I literally don’t know anything more about it. I don’t even remember what I was doing, I don’t even remember what I said in the shows, but I think it’s gonna be cool. My little guy, my son Rio — he’s not so little, he’s 13 — he’s a crazy Marvel fan, he can’t wait to see it. He can’t wait.”
Frank went onto explain how he played the character for the show:
“You’re just kind of interpreting it yourself and reading off the page and trying to stay into the character of Crossbones. They set up this scenario and we just kind of play around until we get it. And then they show a little bit sometimes, but you know Marvel, they don’t wanna show you too much. Especially me, I’m a big mouth, I’ve been scolded many times.”
Check out the full interview below:
The series is directed by Bryan Andrews; Ashley Bradley is head writer.
“What If” is coming to Disney+ in summer 2021.
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.