Phase 4 of Marvel is introducing new superheroes and new concepts from the Marvel Comic Universe. Added to its silver screen projects, it’s Disney Plus projects are giving space to test new theories. One such theory that would have sounded vague for a 2-hour-movie is now ready to go live!
Do you know there’s a deleted scene in Avengers: Endgame where the mad titan, Thanos rolls a severed head of future Captain America to a present team of Avengers. Crazy ain’t it?
Director duo, Joe and Anthony Russo, confirmed the deleted scene in San Diego comic con last year. But it seems that the time is approaching that fans might actually get to see the said scene.
What if Thanos joins the Avengers? What possible storyline comes to your mind? Whatever story your mind is plotting, it would not have been possible without Disney Plus’ show— What If. But what is What If? And will Thanos really team up with the Avengers?
- What is What If all about?
- Meet the Watcher
- Will Thanos really join the Avengers?
What is What If all about?
Among the many Marvel Phase 4 projects, What If promises to bring in all the superheroes under one roof. The show is scheduled to start airing in summer 2021. It is a show that is based on the concept of alternate reality that is introduced by a ‘watcher’. Every episode narrates a story with one change in reality like, ‘What If T’Challa would have been Star-Lord?’
This animated series on Disney Plus is, in fact, an adaptation of a comic series of the same name. These comics have unique hypothetical titles that are enough to make a reader dive right in. (Where do you think the idea of a smart Hulk came from?)
Meet the Watcher
Jeffery Wright is all set to lend his voice for a character named ‘The Watcher’ in the ‘What If’ series. A watcher is a Marvel Universe being who introduces all the ‘What If’ stories at the start of the comics. Similarly, Jeffery Wright will be introducing each episode as ‘the Watcher’. Kevin Feige introduced him as a part of ‘What If’ at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019. (We have seen watchers in MCU before — try recalling Guardians of The Galaxy 2).
And now we come to the intriguing question—
Will Thanos really join the Avengers?
In What if comics, in an alternate universe Thanos actually joins the Avengers to face something called ‘incursions.’ An incursion refers to an incident where the universes collide and are wiped out. The Avengers, but for Captain America, are willing to take forward Thanos’ idea of eliminating the rival Earths beforehand. So, after getting rid of Steve Rogers, Thanos briefly leads the Avengers team.
The trailer of ‘What If’ teases Thanos’ presence in the show. Yes, Thanos will be joining the Avengers but what will be more interesting is how the story plays out. Undoubtedly, the Avengers (and Thanos) will win. But Thanos will eventually lose Avengers’ trust as he tries to overshadow them.
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