One of the most unique projects Marvel Studios has done is the upcoming Disney+ animated series Marvel’s What If…?. where each episode takes beloved Marvel characters into strange, new situations. For example, the first episode will ask the question, “what if Peggy Carter took the superhero serum?” The second episode will feature an interesting premise with T’challa as Star-Lord.
As exciting as some of these stories will be, one downside is that fans will only have a limited amount of time to spend with each of these universes, as each episode will only last about thirty minutes. With recent reports suggesting that What if... episodes have direct effects on the Multiverse, but it seems that What if... fans have a lot more to look forward to. And recently, a What if…? producer has even suggested that live action spin-offs are on the table. Source – ‘What if…?’ episodes could evolve into live-action MCU spin-offs [Exclusive] (inverse.com)
In an interview with Inverse, executive producer Brad Winderbaum suggested that: What if…? characters could potentially receive their own live-action spin-offs. While this idea may seem absurd at first glance, it could make a lot of sense for the continuity of the MCU. Brad had this to say about the possibility,
“We wanted every story to be open and closed in that half-hour time frame, but it’s hard not to imagine more chapters with some of these characters. I hope we get to see more adventures one day in some of these characters.alternative timelines.All you have to do to prove that is look back at how many stories from the What if…? comics ended up in the main continuity of the comics universe. My prediction is that something similar could happen on the cinematic side as well.”
While this is in no way an admission that What if…? spin-offs are in development, Brad strongly insinuates that Marvel Studios has already set plans in motion. Indeed, there have been rumors that Captain Carter (who was in the first What if…? episode) will be live-action in the near future Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. If this turns out to be true, fans can expect a lot more What if…? shenanigans that have an effect on the multiverse. While some characters and storylines are difficult or impossible to introduce into the main timeline (Chadwick Boseman’s Star-Lord or Zombie Avengers, for example), the limitations are practically endless.
What if…? will be the latest Disney+ installment for Marvel Studios after the huge success of WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki. It will be the studio’s first animated project – and reports suggest it will be far from the last. Each episode will ask a different wild question and explore a whole new universe with beloved characters. While most MCU actors will reprise their roles through their voices, some, such as Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson, will not voice their beloved characters for unknown reasons. What if…? will release its first episode on Disney+ on August 11, 2021. Subsequent episodes will air weekly on Wednesdays. This news comes from Inverse.com.
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