One of the most ambitious Marvel properties announced for Disney+ is the WHAT IF…? series, a fully animated show that dives into what I’ll like to ‘fan fiction’ for movie characters. The show will consist of 10 episodes, each taking a cue from different aspects in the MCU films and changing a crucial point in their history, putting them on a different path.
The first trailer for What If…? dropped and gives us a longer look at the show, including some of the main characters, highlight some of the changed moments, and tease a potential team up for the multiverse. Narrated by The Watcher (Jeffrey Wright), the trailer shows us that even the defining moment of the MCU in Iron Man (2008) can be changed, with Killmonger saving Tony Stark from capture and having to wear a chest reactor. How this plays out, remains to be seen!
Other highlight moments include Captain Peggy Carter being a super soldier, Doctor Strange becoming the Sorcerer Supreme, a new/different Spider-Man, Marvel Zombies universe, Party Thor and an Army of Lokis too. The possibilities remain endless, even if its just as small as T’challa becoming Star-Lord instead of the Black Panther. Keep your ears peeled to hear original movie actors returning as their roles in the series!
We’ll be diving into more fun easter eggs and secrets for the trailer, but the big reveal is that the series will debut on August 11, 2021 with new episodes following each Wednesday on Disney+. What If…? is a show we’ll be keeping our eyes on to see if it affects the Marvel Cinematic Universe at large, but would not be surprised if it was relegated to being contained within itself.