Disney+ is getting an animated MCU show to explore alternate takes on key points in Marvel history
The lineup of Marvel Studios offerings for Disney+ is, unsurprisingly, pretty insane. From solo spin-off series for fan-favorite characters like Loki and Clint Barton, to the newly announced debuts for brand new MCU characters like She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel, the streaming service is shaping up to be a must-have for superhero fans. But one of the projects on the slate stands apart from the rest–and not only because it’s the only animated MCU show currently in the roster.
What If…?, loosely based on the comic book series of the same name, is primed to start exploring all sorts of unknown and impossible corners of the MCU by digging into one deceptively simple concept: asking, literally, “What if a key moment in any given story had gone down differently?” Anchored by the omnipotent Watcher, a classic Marvel character who is new to the MCU, What If…? episodes will show weird and wonderful alternate takes on MCU timeline and history, with changes ranging from the fun and funny to downright disastrous.
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige provided some much-needed details at both Disney’s D23 Expo and San Diego Comic-Con this year, so we’ve compiled a list of everything we know about the show. We’ll continue updating every time news breaks, so check back regularly.