In addition to the live-action MCU-based on the movies, Disney+ is offering the animated ‘What If…?’ series, which borrows its name from the popular comic book that told stories set in hypothetic realities where things went very differently from the mainstream Marvel Universe. The ‘What If…?’ animated series will be based on the MCU, so all of the stories will reinvent events from the hit films. The first will imagine a reality where it was Peggy Carter who became the Super Soldier, not Steve Rogers. Instead, skinny weakling Rogers will make his contribution to the Allies’ World War II efforts with the help of Howard Stark, who suits him up with a bulky suit of armor, reminiscent of Tony Stark’s Mark I armor. Together, the pair resemble DC’s ‘Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E.’ duo of Courtney Whitmore and her stepfather Pat or “Stripesy,” with Peggy flying to battle while essentially riding Steve’s armor like a steed.
Want to see more? Here are some still images from the episode, entitled “What If Peggy Carter Took the Super Soldier Serum?”:
To see a sample of this series in motion, check out this clip below:
Here’s the first footage from the animated WHAT IF…? series showing Captain Carter in action!
— MCU Direct (@MCU_Direct) November 12, 2019
Hayley Atwell returned to lend her voice to Peggy Carter in this episode. It is known that Neal McDonough also returned to record the voice of Dum Dum Dugan, and this is most likely the episode in which he appears. That is also probably true of Howard Stark #1, Dominic Cooper, who played the character in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’, before being replaced by John Slattery in ‘Ant-Man’, and all the Marvel movies going forward.
There will be 23 episodes of the first season of ‘What If…?’ and they are expected to roll out in mid-2021.
What do you think so far?