Published: Thu, March 14, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Marvel Studios will produce ‘What If’ TV Series for Disney+

Marvel Studios will produce ‘What If’ TV Series for Disney+

Nearly every Marvel fan has had a "What if?" crossover thought run through their mind. "Spider-man had Joined the Fantastic Four" and ran for 47 issues in its first volume. Fox shareholders have until Thursday this week to decide how much cash and Disney stock they wish to receive, and the acquisition will become effective on the 20th.

That's where What If? comes in.

The animated series will follow the What If comic series, which explores what might have happened if key moments in the Marvel Universe unfolded differently than what happened in canon. More on the report below.

Disney+'s What If TV show will be an animated anthology series based upon the Marvel comic line of the same name. The titles in the image above are just a few that have appeared in the comics.

These stories will, of course, be separated from the MCU, and could push the boundaries of the characters involved without fear of reprisal. Vol.1 #47 - What If Loki had found the Hammer of Thor. It's not clear if Marvel Studios will do any direct adaptations or create original "what if?" scenarios for the show. It's a flawless concept for Disney+, especially because What If? is traditionally an anthology series. Oscar-nominated producer Kevin Feige, who has helped bring beloved Marvel comic-book heroes to the screen for two decades, will oversee the toon - which, unsurprisingly, will not be considered canonical to the Marvel Universe.

This sounds like it has the potential to be a lot of fun because it would play around with these ideas and twists that couldn't work in the live-action films. Or, what if Captain America was elected President? Most notably, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four could finally become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while the likes of Avatar, Alien, and the Predator will also be controlled by Disney.

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