In possibly the most surprising news of the day, Marvel Studios will turn one of Marvelâ€™s strangest comics into an animated series for Disney+, the studios upcoming streaming service, according to /Film.
The comic, called â€˜What Ifâ€¦â€™, was an anthology series examining turning points in Marvelâ€™s history, imagining alternate worlds where key charactersâ€™ lives unfolded differently.
The series included some truly weird premises, including turning Wolverine into the Lord of the vampires, transforming Marvelâ€™s writers and artists into the Fantastic Four, and postulating what would happen if Venom had possessed The Punisher.
To be fair, weâ€™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 â€˜What If? Vol.1 #47â€™ which explored the idea of â€˜What if Loki had found the hammer of Thor?â€™
That means that potential future episodes could include â€˜What Ifâ€¦ Thanos Joined The Avengers?â€™ â€˜What Ifâ€¦ Captain America Had Led An Army Of Super Soldiers In World War II?â€™ And â€˜What Ifâ€¦ The Gamma Bomb Spawned A Thousand Hulks?â€™ and many more.
One of the most exciting reveals in /Filmâ€˜s 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 donâ€™t donâ€™t see an adaptation of â€˜What Ifâ€¦ Iron Man Was Trapped In The Time Of King Arthur?â€™ featuring the voice of Robert Downey Jr, as soon as possible, we wonâ€™t feel so good.