If one thing changes, what kind of ripple effects would that cause? Marvel and Disney have released the official trailer for their forthcoming animated series What If…? which showcases compelling and reimagined famous events from films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, creating a multiverse of infinite possibilities. Fan-favorite characters return, including Peggy Carter, T’Challa, Doctor Strange, Killmonger, Thor, and more.
Marvel Studios’ first-ever animated series launches on Disney+ next month and will present interesting new twists on the previous stories of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Check out the official trailer for Marvel’s What If…? below:
Directed by Bryan Andrews, along with head writer A.C. Bradley, What If…? really twists up the very nature of the Marvel Cinematic Universe by giving the show’s creators a license to do anything. So we’re getting Marvel Zombies, several characters that were long thought dead return such as Ego, Loki, Yondu, Vision and The Ancient One, all of whom are being voiced by the original actors (with only some exceptions). We’re also getting Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) joining the MCU as the voice of The Watcher in What If…?. And as the trailer emphasizes, his character cannot interfere with what transpires under his eyes.
This also means that Marvel’s What If…? will feature the late Chadwick Boseman, who was able to reprise his role as T’Challa, AKA Black Panther, for the show. His episode will revolve around the ruler of Wakanda being abducted by the Reavers that took Peter Quill (Star-Lord).
However, it’s important to note that every story in the show will be non-canonical, as the stories will feature some wildly different outcomes from their actual events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel and Disney aren’t quite ready to let creators run wild with their most profitable and popular properties. And it would have been a nice touch if they employed varied animation styles to suit the different stories but this is looking promising and, at the very least, interesting nevertheless.
Check out the poster for Marvel’s What If…? below, which shows off even more clues to who will appear as whom in the series:
Marvel’s What If…? Starts streaming on Disney+ on Wednesday, August 11, 2021.
Source: Marvel, Disney