When I first saw the premise of Marvel Studios’s first ever animated series it seemed to me that it would ruin my favourite film franchise and be unwatchable. Based on the comic of the same name, What If…? uses that simple question as a gateway into alternate realities where the MCU we know and love gets pulled inside out into something, although recognizable, is as Monty Python might say “something completely different” The first episode, which shows what might’ve happened had Peggy Carter taken the super soldier serum instead of Steve Rogers, absolutely changed my mind about this series being unwatchable.
If you have Disney+ do take a look. What If…? is a not only everything we love about the MCU but each episode is a fascinating, standalone tale that ranks alongside the best in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as Disney (and Pixar, too). This may be animation but it’s done in the true Marvel manner.