WHAT IF...? Star Ikè Amadi On Joining The MCU As O'Bengh And A Possible Live-Action Return (Exclusive)
Yesterday's episode of What If...? introduced us to O'Bengh (a.k.a. Cagliostro), and we caught up with Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms star Ikè Amadi to get his thoughts on his MCU debut...
Many fans have described yesterday's episode of What If...? - titled "What If...Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?" - as the best yet. It was definitely a hard-hitting, surprisingly emotional 30 minutes of television, and among the all-star cast of returning MCU veterans was a newly introduced character called O'Bengh.
Better known as Cagliostro in the comic books, he introduced Stephen Strange to a whole new world of magic as the Sorcerer Supreme looked to bring Christine Palmer back from the dead.
Earlier today, we spoke to actor Ikè Amadi (Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms) about his incredible work bringing that character to life in What If...? Amazingly, it sounds like he was left in the dark while in the recording booth reeling off these lines as O'Bengh for Marvel Studios!
"I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t even know what we were doing at first [Laughs]," he revealed. "Everything is so secretive when you’re part of something like that, so I didn’t know for a long time what it was we were actually doing. As I found out in dribs and drabs, it was very exciting. I’m super happy with how things came out. I thought it was a beautiful episode."
We also asked Ikè about the possibility of playing a live-action Cagliostro, and he definitely appeared to be on board with the idea. "That would be fantastic," he enthused, before we noted that it would be amazing to see him return to the MCU one day. "Yeah, me too; I appreciate that!"
We'll have much more from our interview to share with you soon, including Ikè's thoughts on bringing Jax to life in the animated Mortal Kombat franchise, his role as The Prowler in Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and the possibility of returning as Martian Manhunter in the DC Animated Universe.
Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms is available now on 4K/Blu-ray & Digital!