As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous huge Hollywood projects have shut down as a result. So much so, that Marvel delayed its entire Phase 4 slate, with Black Widow pushed six months from its original May release date, and will instead now release in November. The delay has resulted into a cascading effect for the rest of Marvel slate; which has been pushed forward to accommodate the far-reaching effects of the pandemic.
As it were, there were fears over whether Marvel What If series on Disney+ would have hit a snag as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; considering the fact that there was speculation over the fact that the show might be delayed as a result of it needing mo-cap sessions.
So, What’s Next?
Distinct from the nature of other Disney+ shows in development from Marvel Studios, the What If…? show will present alternate scenarios for some of the most iconic moments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s certainly a refreshing take; and I can’t wait to see some of the wild ideas they’ve got cooked up.
In the vein of the Marvel comic series that gave the web series its title; all episodes will tackle a particular plot point of the MCU, making changes along the way which will lead to a massive butterfly effect that will differ from what played out in the films.
Not to mention some of the questions the first season is going to ask sound pretty rad: “What if Peggy Carter had the Super Soldier Serum,” “What if T’Challa became Guardians of the Galaxy’s Star-Lord,” and “What if Tony Stark was stranded on Sakaar.”
I dunno about y’all, but all of these ideas sound pretty friggin’ wild and I can’t wait to see how it all pans out on screen.
The first season is set to premiere in 2021.