We are officially one week out from Marvel Studios‘ first animated series What If…?. The wait is almost over for the next Disney+ series and Loki just ended. Now we get our first glimpse at the series through a clip starring Peggy Carter. The MCU’s Multiverse is on the tip of every superhero fan’s tongue after Loki Season 1 Episode 6, “For All Time. Always.” Thankfully, there is no more questioning whether the Multiverse exists. Sylvie made sure there was no going back after she killed “He Who Remains.”
Some Marvel fans, myself included, are using this opportunity to think about how some of our favorite shows are now canon. That’s right; Jessica Jones, Daredevil, The Punisher are a part of the Multiverse now. Yes, Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are not excluded from that. The timelines are limitless! That comes with plenty of amazing theories about how our favorite characters may bump into each other in the future.
Marvel Studios decided to go above and beyond and shake up the stories we thought we knew to give us all new ones. What If…? “showcases compelling and reimagined famous events from films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, creating a multiverse of infinite possibilities.” The trailer leans into the uncertainty of a multitude of timelines with glimpses of TWO Doctor Stranges, T’Challa as Star-Lord, and Peggy Carter as Captain Carter. That’s only to name a few of the twists this animated series has in store for us.
In the first official clip, we get to see Captain Carter in action alongside the Howling Commandos. Peggy Carter and Steve Rogers really take the term “power couple” to a whole new level. Everyone looks like they did in Captain America: The First Avenger. But, there is a big twist this time around. Steve Rogers isn’t the one who got the Super Soldier Serum. No, this time around it’s Peggy Carter who is suiting up, shield in hand.
If that serum amplifies who she was before, then we are in for a treat. Peggy Carter has always been a hero without a special serum and without a shield. The MCU only scratches the surface of what Peggy is capable of doing. Agent Carter fans are all too familiar with all the things that make Peggy so spectacular.
Don’t be too sad for Steve, though. The clip shows him appearing on the scene in a very familiar suit. It’s the Iron Mark I suit! Steve’s two favorite people in the world welcome him to the fight with Peggy saying “Steve” and Bucky following closely with “Rogers.” Those voices should sound familiar because Hayley Atwell and Sebastian Stan are back! Alongside them is Neal McDonough reprising his role as “Dum Dum Dugan” and, thankfully, Dominic Cooper returns as Howard Stark.
This clip is so short, yet it will surely hold us over until the series premieres on Disney+ next week. I know I’m not alone in assuming I’d never see the Howling Commandos again, let alone Bucky prior to Hydra’s corruption. And to think we’d have to wait a while to see Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes again after The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. What If…? is here to prove us all wrong and be the gift that keeps giving.
Watch the clip below:
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What If…? starts streaming on August 11 with new episodes Wednesdays on Disney+.