The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is set to expand with the addition of America Ferrera, known for her roles in ‘Ugly Betty,’ ‘Superstore,’ and the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise. The latest sneak peek into the third season of the animated anthology series ‘What If…?’ introduces Ferrera as the voice behind a new character, Ranger Morales.
A.C. Bradley, the head writer for the first two seasons, expressed her happiness about Ferrera joining the series. She also revealed that she has moved on to pursue other projects outside of the MCU. In her own words, Bradley told Phase Zero:
“She’s great. I’m so glad she is getting her flowers when it comes to ‘Barbie,’ because — I shouldn’t say this, but hey, I no longer work at Marvel — ‘Barbie’ was my favorite movie of the year, my favorite superhero movie, because Barbie’s a hero. And so is America. That was the best. So, we’re so happy that she was willing to come in and do this part in this random episode of ‘What If…?’ She was so lovely about it.”
You can watch the rest of the interview below.
Latest Updates About ‘What If…?’
The third season of ‘What If…?‘ is part of Phase Five of the MCU. Its past seasons have been well-received and praised for their storytelling and high-quality voice acting. The series, which debuted on Disney+ on August 11, 2021, is expected to follow a pattern of annual releases.
With its way of reimagining the events from the MCU films, ‘What If…?‘ has received the attention of the fanbase. The cel-shaded animation, which is a unique feature of the series, aims to mirror the visual aesthetic of the MCU films while drawing inspiration from classic American illustrators.
The upcoming season of the series explores alternate realities within the MCU, and it will mark Ferrera’s first foray into the universe. Besides, A.C. Bradley left Matthew Chauncey to helm the third season.
Apart from this project, Ferrera is set to lend her voice to the character Olga Solis in Disney Pixar’s ‘Elio,‘ slated for a 2025 release. Her role in the hit movie ‘Barbie‘ has also been a highlight of her recent career.
The premiere date for Season 3 remains unannounced, but fans can watch the first two seasons currently streaming on Disney+.
Watch the sneak peek for the third season below.