SOUND OF EVIL: The Many Voices of Ross Marquand
Have you had a chance to watch the most recent episode of the Marvel Studios animated series’ What If…?, on Disney+, Marvel Blog True Believers? If you haven’t had the chance to see the newest episode of the animated anthology series, which was released yesterday on Wednesday, September 29th, 2021, and you want to avoid spoilers, you should open up a gateway to another universe and leave this page now!
In the most recent episode of What If…?, “What If… Ultron Had Won?,” we get to witness an alternate timeline that shows us what would have happened if Ultron, who was played by James Spader in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, had successfully defeated the Avengers.
However, in this episode, Ultron is played by Ross Marquand. If that name sounds familiar to you, there’s a good reason for that!
In 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, Marquand voiced Red Skull, the Stonekeeper. The role of the Red Skull had been previously played by Agent Smith himself, Hugo Weaving.
And in case you are wondering, yes, that was Marquand playing the role of Johann Schmidt/Red Skull in the first episode of What If…? on Disney+, “What If… Captain Carter was the First Avenger?”
And he played the role of Red Skull/Johann Schmidt in the animated comedy series Robot Chicken, which is from Stoopid Buddy Studios, the geniuses behind Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.!
But perhaps even more curious still is the fact that this is not the first time Marquand has voiced the role of Ultron!
He previously played the character in the 2019 video game, Avengers: Damage Control.
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There’s only one episode left of What If…?, Marvel Blog True Believers! Do you think we’ll be seeing more of Ultron before this season is done?
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