One of the most interested adaptations of a Marvel Comics series will be coming to streaming platforms soon, and it’s an unexpected addition. Marvel Comics’ “What If” series is in the works to join Disney’s digital TV platform, and we could not be more excited about that news!
This scoop came from Slashfilm, who had this info corroborated by three unnamed sources.
The new animated show will be overseen by Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios, but the stories will not be canon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, just like the original comics.
It’s also not confirmed if the show will use any storylines from the comics for inspiration, except for Issue #47, which explored what would happen if Loki got Mjolnir instead of Thor.
“What If” comics began in 1977 and continue to this day in various forms. While the long-running series has been cancelled for a long time, it has seen resurgences sporadically over the past fifteen years.
Last month it was revealed that Jeph Loeb would be overseeing new Marvel series on the Hulu streaming service, including Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., Marvel’s Hit-Monkey, Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show, Marvel’s Howard the Duck, and a crossover special Marvel’s The Offenders with a list of very talented writers and producers including Kevin Smith, Patton Oswalt, Chelsea Handler, Erica Rivinoja, Dave Willis, and more.