In possibly the most surprising news of the day, Marvel Studios will turn one of MarvelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s strangest comics into an animated series for Disney+, the studios upcoming streaming service, according to /Film.
The comic, called Ã¢â‚¬ËœWhat IfÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬â„¢, was an anthology series examining turning points in MarvelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s history, imagining alternate worlds where key charactersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ lives unfolded differently.
The series included some truly weird premises, including turning Wolverine into the Lord of the vampires, transforming MarvelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s writers and artists into the Fantastic Four, and postulating what would happen if Venom had possessed The Punisher.
To be fair, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d watch all of those, but you can expect all of the Disney+ episodes to tie directly to the MCU, with one of the announced episodes adapting Ã¢â‚¬ËœWhat If? Vol.1 #47Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ which explored the idea of Ã¢â‚¬ËœWhat if Loki had found the hammer of Thor?Ã¢â‚¬â„¢
That means that potential future episodes could include Ã¢â‚¬ËœWhat IfÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Thanos Joined The Avengers?Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ Ã¢â‚¬ËœWhat IfÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Captain America Had Led An Army Of Super Soldiers In World War II?Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ And Ã¢â‚¬ËœWhat IfÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ The Gamma Bomb Spawned A Thousand Hulks?Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ and many more.
One of the most exciting reveals in /FilmÃ¢â‚¬Ëœs exclusive is that Marvel Studios will be hitting up the current stars of the MCU to reprise their roles for the one-off episodes of the anthology series.
The low-commitment for the series would mean Disney could accommodate some of the biggest Marvel talent.
That means that Avengers: Endgame might not be the last we see of some of our favourite heroes, after all. Because if we donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see an adaptation of Ã¢â‚¬ËœWhat IfÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Iron Man Was Trapped In The Time Of King Arthur?Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ featuring the voice of Robert Downey Jr, as soon as possible, we wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t feel so good.