Marvel’s What If…? is an upcoming animated series that features alternative timelines in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is one of the many Marvel shows that are coming exclusively to Disney+. The voices for the characters will be provided by the actors from the Marvel movies. What If has been slated for release in summer 2021 on Disney+.
The What If comic started back in 1977. The series is hosted by Uata, who is a member of an advanced alien race known as The Watchers. The Watchers observe alternate realities, but they don’t interfere. The aliens made a brief appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 during Stan Lee’s cameo.
Each comic tells an alternate reality of a comic storyline. What If #1 is a retelling of the Amazing Spider-Man #1. In this comic, the alternate reality version has him joining the group to make the Fantastic Five. There are other What If storylines that include “What if Gwen Stacey survived,” “What if Wolverine joined SHIELD,” and “What if Venom possessed the Punisher.”
Jeffery Wright is going to voice Uata, the Watcher, for this universe. He will act as the narrator and guide for the series. The actors from the various Marvel films will reprise their roles for the animated versions of themselves. So, we will see Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), and Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) and many others as a part of the show.
So far, there are two known storylines. The first is “What if Peggy Carter becomes Captain America,” or rather Captain Britain. The second comic will be a take on a series based on Marvel Zombies, as confirmed with a zombie Captain America that was shown at D23.