Cate Blachett's Hela Returns to Marvel’s 'What If' Season 2 and Other Returning MCU Actors & Characters

Cate Blanchett returns as Hela in What If Marvel Series Season 2

Marvel’s What If...? returns for season 2 and so do some of the original MCU actors reprising their animated characters. During a sneak peek at the new season on the Disney lot, the show’s producers confirmed some of the actors reprising their MCU characters like Cate Blanchett’s Hela, Michael Douglas' Hank Pym and others. Watch the show producers talk about the returning characters and see the complete list of MCU actors returning to the MCU.  


On Monday, Marvel Studios unveiled two episodes from Disney+'s What If...? season 2, followed by a Q&A with director/EP Bryan Andrews, writer/EP AC Bradley and writer/producer Matthew Chauncey who revealed what actors will return to voice their MCU characters.

Episode 1 “What If… Nebula Joined the Nova Corps?” follows Nebula, voiced by Karen Gillan, in an alternate universe as an officer in the Nova Corps. Jude Law also returns to voice Yon-Rugg. and Taika Waititi as the giant rock, Korg. Jeffrey Wright also returns as the Watcher. Seth Green returns as the voice of Howard the Duck.

The second episode presented was Episode 3 of season 2, “What If Happy Hogan Saved Christmas?” which sees the return of Jon Favreau as Happy, and he's reunited with his IRON MAN villain Justin Hammer, played by Sam Rockwell. THOR's Kate Dennings reprises her role as well as Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner return to voice their Avenger characters.

During the Q&A, the producers revealed Cate Blanchett and Michael Douglas reprise their roles and Benedict Cumberbatch's Strange Supreme will return in animated form once again. Other names mentioned below will also lend their voices to the MCU characters.

Below is a list of other actors returning in season 2.

Chris Hemsworth will return as Thor


Jeff Goldblum returned as the Grandmaster in a deleted episode from season one which will now see the light of day this new season. 


Kurt Russell's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY character Eggo will return in a new episode.


Hayley Atwell gets another shot as Captain Carter.

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