Some new development news has come our way via Slash Film and it seems to confirm a new series coming to the Disney+ streaming service and Marvel Studios.
According to the exclusive from Slash Film, Marvel Studios is developing an animated anthology series based on the “What If?” series of comics from Marvel Comics.
“What If?” are self-contained stories that take situations from Marvel Universe canon and alter them in different way. Some examples would be “What if Aunt May Died instead of Uncle Ben?”, “What If Venom had Possessed the Punisher?” and so on.
Kevin Feige explained that he is looking forward to telling different kinds of stories on Disney+; “So it’s pretty exciting to be 10 plus years into the MCU and have an entirely new outlet to tell stories with new characters, with existing characters. And the way we like to do nineties action movie, political thrillers, heist movies, you hear us talk about this all the time, and now we get to do play with a medium even more in a multi-episode arc, which we’re excited about.”
A “What If?” series has unlimited potential for the streaming service and it is rumored that some of the stars of the MCU could return to voice their characters for the animated series. One storyline that is already being rumored to be in development is “What if Loki had found the hammer of Thor?”.
There are already Marvel animated series currently in development for Disney+ including Hit-Monkey, MODOK, Tigra and Dazzler and Howard the Duck.