Disney is getting things ready for its direct-to-consumer streaming service, Disney+. Now, thanks to a new report, Marvel Studios is developing a What If animated series for the service.
According to SlashFilm, Kevin Feige will directly oversee the new series, which is inspired by Marvel’s alternate universe title that debuted in 1977. The premise of What If? allowed writers and artists to explore different takes on the heroes. For example, the first issue featured a story where Spider-Man joined the Fantastic Four. The outlet also notes that at least one classic story, What if Loki had found the hammer of Thor?, is being adapted.
The report also suggests that actors and actresses from the Marvel Cinematic Universe could reprise their roles for the series. It also notes that each episode will tackle a different story or premise, like the comic that inspired it. Additionally, the series may be based on scenarios inspired by the MCU movies, rather than the comics.
This sounds like it could possibly be Disney/Marvel’s own Twilight Zone. Which would be a unique way to tell stories within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, without having a lasting effect on the existing films canon.
Marvel Studios will have quite the library of series on Disney+ as a Loki, Vision and Scarlet Witch, as well as Falcon and Winter Soldier, have all been announced or reported to be in development for the streaming service.