The premiere of What if… ?, the first animated series of Marvel studios for Disney Plus. The production, highly anticipated by millions of followers, will show us different versions of the stories we saw in the UCM films, with different protagonists and events. T’Challa as Star Lord instead of Peter Quill, Peggy Carter becoming a super soldier or a zombie version of the Avengers await us in this exploration of the multiverse.
However, the most avid followers of the stories of the ‘House of Ideas’ know that this type of alternative stories has its origin in the comics. In this note, we show you when the concept of “What if…?” Originated. and we review some of the most well-known stories of the series that inspired the next production of the MCU, which you can see starting this Wednesday the 11th.
What is “What if …?” Marvel’s new animated series?
On its official website, Marvel explains that “What if …? ” takes a twist to the MCU script where it will offer a new take on fan favorite events in the movies. These stories will focus on different heroes, with a voice cast that includes a large number of stars who reprise their roles. T’Challa as Star Lord or Peggy Carter turned Captain Britain are some of the plot lines that the new series will present.
What is the origin in the comics of “What if…?”?
The concept of “What if …” had already appeared in the comics a few decades ago. It was in 1977 that Marvel released a comic book series with that name to explore what would happen if certain key events in the adventures of their heroes had happened differently. These possibilities were shown in single-volume stories.
The first of these installments was called “What if Spider-Man had joined the Fantastic Four?”, and was in charge of Roy Thomas. Uatu, the observer, served as the narrator who introduced readers to the story.
What are the stories in “What if …?” in the comics?
The “What if …?” They show how certain familiar stories from the comics would be altered if something was different. For example, it explored what would have happened if the Avengers never joined, if the Hulk had the intelligence of Bruce Banner, or if Loki found Thor’s hammer first. In recent years, different results of events like Avengers vs. X-Men or Age of Ultron.
Some stories from “What if …?” they became part of the central canon years later. Such was the case in comic number 11, in which Jane Foster raised the Mjolnir and acquired the powers of Thor. Years later, in 2014, this happened with his version of the main continuity, something that will soon be reflected in the MCU as well with Thor: love and thunder.
Other stories became so popular that they earned their own line of comics, such as Spider-Girl, the daughter of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson, who first appeared in “What if …?” 105 to later be the star of his own series and the starting point of the MC2 continuity.
Even Marvel writers starred in their own stories: The ‘House of Ideas’ bullpen of creatives, led by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, starred in a number like the Fantastic Four.
When does “What if …?” on Disney +?
What If… ?, the new Marvel Studios series, will premiere its first chapter on Disney Plus this Wednesday, August 11 from the following times, depending on the country:
- 2.00 am Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Nicaragua
- 3.00 am Peru, Ecuador, Panama and Colombia
- 4.00 am Venezuela, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Eastern United States
- 5.00 am Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil (Brasilia and Sao Paulo time)
- 8.00 am UK and Portugal
- 9.00 am Spain, Italy, Germany and Sweden.
How to see “What if …?” on Disney +?
The premiere of the chapters of “What if …?” It can be seen on Disney Plus, an online streaming platform that includes movies and series from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (UCM) in its catalog. The service has a cost for annual and monthly packages, which in Peru reach a price of S / 25.90 per month in the latter case.
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