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What If…?


After the breathless back-to-back-to-back run of WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki, Marvel is throwing a curveball with its latest Disney+ streaming series. What If…? is an animated series that imagines what it would be like if iconic Marvel Cinematic Universe moments happened differently. It’s a simple premise with a lot of room to play around in. we’re going to see some wild stuff, like what if Peggy Carter had taken the Super Soldier Serum instead of Steve Rogers and become Captain Britain? What if Killmonger and Tony Stark met and found they were actually maybe kindred spirits? What if there were zombies??? These are all things that could happen in the Marvel multiverse but didn’t. Or haven’t yet. Or are happening on a different timeline. You know how it goes.

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From the Watercooler:

What If…? is a creative and innovative departure for Marvel that should tide fans over while we wait for the next Phase 4 project, Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on Sept. 3. Read More

From Tyler Hersko at IndieWire:

“What If…?” presents a bit of a paradox, and not just because of the series’ timeline-warping synopsis. This is perhaps the most Marvel Cinematic Universe title yet, given that viewers who already have a keen understanding of the franchise’s key plot arcs and an attachment to its myriad of characters will undoubtedly get the biggest kick out of each episode. Full Review

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