Of all the Marvel Studios series to debut in 2021, the most unique was perhaps the animated What If…?. The anthology series featured the voices of many returning Marvel Cinematic Universe stars, including the incomparable Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer. The actor had previously portrayed the character in Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel, and appeared in an episode of What If…? alongside Chadwick Boseman.
During a recent interview, I was able to ask Hounsou about his time in the booth for the Disney+ project. He reminisced on the process fondly. For the actor, getting to do voice work is a nice change because he gets to be by himself and immerse himself in the work.
Well, for voiceovers you’re mostly by yourself. In some essence, it’s maybe also very nice to be by yourself and to be immersed and not really interacting. I mean, your only interaction is the other person reading the lines to you. So, you get to have a very special moment when you’re doing voice recording.Djimon Hounsou
After his character seemingly died in his first appearance, many fans thought Hounsou might be a one-and-done performer in the MCU. However, the timeline shenanigans of Marvel’s storytelling process have allowed him to keep coming back. When I asked the actor if he’d be willing to come back once more for the second season of What If…?, he answered enthusiastically:
He’s a machine that you can’t terminate. You may unplug him, but you can’t really turn him off… Of course, if I was called back to play Korath. Yes, of course. It would be nice. I think that series was quite successful, no?Djimon Hounsou
What If…? season 2 has no current release date, and it remains to be seen if Hounsou will be a part of the cast.