Marvel “What If” comics could become an animated series

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Marvel’s What If comics, where the comic book publisher imagines alternate takes on what its universe could like, looks like it could be getting an animated TV series adaptation. Here’s what we know…

This irregular comic book series began back in 1977 with “What if Spider-Man had joined the Fantastic Four?” Future topics covered included “What if the world knew Daredevil was blind?” and “What if Captain America had been elected president?”

Traditionally, a What If story is a single-issue one-shot sort of story, which could work nicely as an animated anthology series stuffed with familiar Marvel characters doing uncharacteristic things.

It’s /Film that broke the news, with the website reporting that an animated What If series is in the works for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service.

“Like the comics,” /Film reports, “this animated anthology series will provide stories that explore how the Marvel Cinematic Universe might have unfolded if key moments in its history had not occurred as they did in recognized canon. For example, one of the episodes will adapt What If? Vol.1 #47, which explored the idea of “What if Loki had found the hammer of Thor?”

According to this report, which is yet to be officially confirmed by Marvel, Disney is hoping that they “could potentially have some of the main actors from the live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe movies reprise their roles in the animated series”.

As we hear more, we’ll be sure to let you know.