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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Reviewing Marvel's What If... Season Review


In the new series, Marvel asks the age old question. What If...

Warning: Spoiler Alerts Ahead

“Time. Space. Reality. It’s more than a linear path. It’s a prism of endless possibility where a single choice can branch out into infinite realities, creating alternate worlds from the one you know. I am The Watcher. I am your guide through these vast new realities. Follow me and ponder the question: What if?”

Episode 1 What If... Captain Carter was the First Avenger?
When Steve Rogers is seriously injured, Peggy Carter becomes the world's first Super Soldier.


Episode 2 What If... T'Challa Became a Star-Lord?
The rough-and-tumble space pirates known as The Ravagers abduct T'Challa instead of Peter Quill.


Episode 3 What If... The World Lost It's Mightiest Heroes?
Nick Fury struggles to launch The Avengers when candidates are targeted by a serial killer.


Episode 4 What If... Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands
What if...? flips the script on the MCU by reimaging events from the Doctor Strange film in unexpected ways.


Episode 5 What If... Zombies!?
When The Avengers are infected by a zombie plague, surviving heroes search for a cure.


Episode 6 What If...  Killmonger Rescued Tony Stark?
An American soldier named Killmonger rescues Tony Stark when his Humvee is attacked in Afghanistan.


Episode 7 What If... Thor Were an Only Child?
Thor, who never learned to be a good hero, throws a out-of-control intergalactic party on earth.


Episode 8 What If... Ultron Won?
Natasha Romanoff and Clint Barton seek to destroy killer-robot Ultron following a cataclysmic event.


Episode 9 What If... The Watcher Broke His Oath?
What If... The Watcher Broke His Oath?



Season Review:
What in the holy multiverse did I just see and experience? I'm truly at a loss for words. But here goes...
Eight amazing, well-crafted, crazy stories that come together to make one full story in the end. So, Nine Marvelous Marvel creations.

From Peggy Carter becoming Captain Carter, T'Challa becoming Starlord, Killmonger becoming the Black Panther, The Avengers becoming zombies, or The Watcher breaking his oath to defeat Ultron. This series entertained us and challenged our minds to the question, what if? The animation on this series was unlike anything Marvel and Disney had done before, the plots was beyond our imaginations, and we got to see some of our favorite Marvel characters in a whole new light.

A lot of the actors and actress that voiced the series characters, played in the live-action movie versions. Except for Tony Stark who was voiced by Mick Wingert, Ultron who was voiced by Ross Marquand, Black Widow who was voiced by Lake Bell, and Josh Keaton who voiced Captain America. This series was also the last project that Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) has done before his passing.

The idea of the series is based of the Marvel comics "What If...", but the episodes are based on new original stories and concepts. Alternate reality stories based more off the MCU franchise, than anything else. I like how they change up some of the Marvel characters to give them more depth and range. I was actually a little let don't down how they really didn't change Killmonger all that much, I think more could have been done with his character.

I definitely think they can easily make a "Howard the Duck" reboot now with the episode "What If... Thor Were an Only Child?". Howard was more of a side character than a back ground character. They built a connection with him and Darcy, I think fans enjoyed. It was Chip Zien voiced Howard in the live-action move, but Seth Green voices him now for the MCU and does an amazing job.

And let not forget The Watcher. I really like how they presented him and having Jeffrey Wright (Hunger Game) as the voice of The Watcher. The Watchers are amazing characters alone in the comic book and to bring that to the screen, I think made a lot Marvel fans very happy. Getting to see The Watcher battle Ultron was definitely a comic nerd's dream come true, it show that not only can The Watcher observe but he can also throw down a butt whooping too.

Now Available on Disney+



Marvel Studios' What If...?  Official Trailer

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