The first reactions to Marvel Studios’ new series What If…? have hit the web, and the response is quite positive.
What If…? is the fourth original series from Marvel Studios hitting Disney Plus in 2021. Following the releases of WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and Loki, the MCU looks to take yet another different turn with the medium of animation. The series, much like the comic book of the same name, reimagines characters and stories from the established MCU canon and showcases the many twists and turns that occur.
Early reactions to the first three episodes of Marvel Studios’ What If…? have hit the web, and it sounds like Marvel Studios’ first foray into animation is a big success:
I recently watched the first three episodes of #WhatIf and I'm happy to report it's a ton of fun! I think MCU fans will really enjoy the twists and turns these stories take, especially with the earlier films. Out of the three, the third was my personal favorite! Excited for more! pic.twitter.com/IlNTRptNnV
— Ryden (@RydenScarnato) August 1, 2021
Got to watch the first 3 episodes of #WhatIf and it is incredible!
Each story for each episode is fantastic and bolstered by a strong voice cast and splendid animation.
I couldn’t be more happy with how this series has turned out, one of the best animated TV shows this year. pic.twitter.com/mIbdoK78lD
— Jacob (@JacobDFilm) August 1, 2021
I’ve watched the first three episodes of Marvel’s #WhatIf and I’m hooked. Each episode is better than the last w/ the third being my favorite. Love how they take a story we know by heart & twist it in all kinds of ways. It’s like the MCU’s Twilight Zone – weird, wild, good fun pic.twitter.com/PQ9deD1Yyl
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) August 1, 2021
Marvel throws us head first into the MULTIVERSE with What If…? & it's INCREDIBLE! There's STUNNING animation & SHOCKING twists! One choice can change EVERYTHING & the possibilities are ENDLESS! If the first 3 episodes are any indication, this show is gonna be WILD! #WhatIf pic.twitter.com/5MX4MH46mN
— Tessa Smith – Mama's Geeky (@MamasGeeky) August 1, 2021
#WhatIf is a colorful and fun new twist on your favorite MCU stories. The animation makes everything sighing the frame feel like a comic book in motion. And @jfreewright is the perfect storyteller to guide fans on a journey of what if’s & hypotheticals. pic.twitter.com/LHbat3NQ9W
— Michael Lee (@IamMichaelJLee) August 1, 2021
The third one stretches the premise a little too thinly, but is still fun. However, #ChadwickBoseman's #StarLord episode is just…you'll be blown away. His performance emphasises why he was such a special actor, and I couldn't help but get emotional listening to him. #WhatIf pic.twitter.com/C7RNkkl1NP
— Josh Wilding – ComicBookMovie.com (@Josh_Wilding) August 1, 2021
#WhatIf (2/2) – @MarvelStudios bringing back so many MCU stars is a huge plus, they add so much to the experience. #HayleyAtwell as Captain Carter & #ChadwickBoseman as Star-Lord are the big standouts.
You can tell Boseman was having a blast voicing this T’Challa. He’s so good. pic.twitter.com/wc7xVRYRxl
— Rohan Patel (@KingPatel7) August 1, 2021
It sure sounds like Marvel Studios chose the right comic book to base their first animated series on. After all, there are things in animation that can be executed in ways that can’t be fully-realized in live-action. The whole nature of What If…? revolves around scenarios that may be a bit too crazy to realize in live-action, and bringing these stories into the MCU in this medium is a great way to expand the canon.
It’s also quite poignant to hear such enthusiastic reactions to Chadwick Boseman’s episode in which T’Challa becomes Star-Lord. This episode will be the actor’s final role in the MCU, and to hear his voice one last time is sure to be an emotional experience for fans.
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Here is the synopsis for Marvel Studios’ What If…?:
“Exploring pivotal moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and turning them on their head, leading the audience into uncharted territory.”
The upcoming animated series will feature the voices of Josh Brolin, Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, Chadwick Boseman, Jeffrey Wright, Hayley Atwell, and other major stars from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
What If…? will premiere on Disney Plus on August 11. Episodes will be released weekly. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news surrounding the Marvel Cinematic Universe and subscribe to our YouTube channel for original video content!