Scarlett Johansson will not be returning to voice her animated character in the upcoming What If...? Series. Does the lawsuit have anything to do with it?
Scarlett Johansson has been in the news recently for a number of reasons. After her newsworthy role in her very own Black Widow film, she went on to make headlines again by suing Disney for breaching contract.
The release of Black Widow in theaters and on Disney+ was not part of the contract that Johansson made with Disney and supposedly caused the collapse of the film in theaters.
Now, it is being reported that Johansson will not be voicing Black Widow in the upcoming What If…? Series.
Sources are stating that Johansson's exclusion from the What If...? Series has nothing to do with her recent feud with Disney. The series was made way before Black Widow even made it into theaters and Johansson's decision to not voice Black Widow in the series is unrelated to the lawsuit.
At the moment, the exact reason why she has opted not to voice Black Widow is uncertain.
Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. will also not be voicing their characters in the What If...? Series.
It has been confirmed that Chris Hemsworth will return as Thor, Michel B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Josh Brolin as Thanos, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Paul Rudd as Antman, Karen Gillan as Nebula, and more. You can see the full cast list here.
Chadwick Boseman is also confirmed to be among the voice cast in a posthumous role in the show. He will voice Black Panther and Star-Lord.
What If...? is scheduled to hit Disney+ on August 11, 2021.