‘What If…?’ First Reactions Praise Marvel Studios’ First Foray Into Animation

Sounds like the MCU's animation debut is a hit!

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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:


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.

Are you excited to hear these positive reactions to Marvel Studios’ What If…? Sound off in the comments below.

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!

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Noah Villaverde

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