What If…? leads fans down new paths


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See the endless possibilities of What If…? on Disney+

What…If? is a new Marvel series found on Disney+. This show explores alternate timelines in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) multiverse that show what would happen if major events from the MCU films turned out differently.

In the show, we follow a famous character in Marvel comics called the Watcher. The Watcher’s purpose is to observe and compile knowledge on all aspects of the universe, but he must not interfere. Each episode of What If is one of the Watcher’s stories. There will be nine episodes of What If with one coming out each week on Wednesdays.

The first episode is “What If Captain Carter were the first Avenger?” This episode shows the timeline where Agent Peggy Carter takes the super-soldier serum instead of Steve Rodgers. After taking the serum Carter becomes Captain Carter and we explore her adventure.

The second episode is “What If T’Challa became a Starlord?” This episode meant a great deal to Marvel Fans because it was Chadwich Boseman’s last ever performance of Black Panther before his death. In this timeline we explore the story of how T’Challa (Black Panther) was kidnapped by Yondu and became Starlord, a space-traveling superhero trying to help the galaxy.

The next question to be answered is “What If the World Lost Its Mightiest Heroes?” Now we see how the world would look if the Avengers died. This episode is one of Marvel’s darker projects, showing how each Avenger would die. This episode shows which villain would rise with the Avenger’s absence, along with a shocking reveal at the end.

Next we see “What if Dr.Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?” In the main timeline Dr. Strange loses his hands in a car accident but now he loses the love of his life. This causes Strange to still practice the mystic arts but instead using his power for good he goes bad.

“What If…Zombies?” This is the episode most fans were waiting for in the season. This story shows a zombie virus spreading throughout the world after an experiment. Almost all of Earth’s mightiest heroes have become infected and it is up to the handful of uninfected heroes to save the world.

The last episode we saw was “What If… Killmonger Rescued Tony Stark?” This timeline explores a world where the origin story of Tony Stark becoming Ironman never happens because he was saved by villain Eric Killmonger. After the event, Stark gains trust in Killmonger and we see how these two paths play out in the end. 

There are still three episodes in the series to explore. What If is a great series to watch if you are looking for comedy, action and horror. Also if you are a fan of Marvel it is a cool experience to see how little events can change the course of different characters’ timeline along with the universe and see characters like you have never seen them before.