"Marvel's What If?" (Disney+ Animated Series) News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

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It will be cool if it’s 55 mins each, but I’ll take 30mins if that’s the case.
If it were a 30-40 min show like Mandalorian, that would be great. Lots of room to really stretch a mini-movie feel. We know how it is with animation though, where everything has to impeccably timed, and then the sorts of budgetary differences that come with changing the runtime. A lot can be done in 22 mins either so I just hope to see them make the most of whatever runtimes they aim for.

This cel shaded CG look grows on me as I watch it more. I've been comparing it to The Bad Batch trailer and while that one has me excited to see some hard hitting action, this one gives me an Amazing Stories type feel, sort of like expecting each episode to take me through a world of amazement and discovery.

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Sad how Marvels "What If" animated series had to focus exclusively on the MCU.

It would been so much cooler if this Disney Plus series was based on the comics entirely and had nothing to do with the MCU.

 

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Sad how Marvels "What If" animated series had to focus exclusively on the MCU.

It would been so much cooler if this Disney Plus series was based on the comics entirely and had nothing to do with the MCU.

Granted, I think it would be a little more relevant to a tuning in general audience to see "What If's" involving the movies...
 

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Sad how Marvels "What If" animated series had to focus exclusively on the MCU.

It would been so much cooler if this Disney Plus series was based on the comics entirely and had nothing to do with the MCU.

I fail to see what's sad about it, What If as a series only works when the general audience knows the context of the events and characters, without it its just a series of random stories, like for example asking the audience"What if Spider-Man never unmasked during Civil War?" doesn't work when most of the viewers watching only know a version of Civil War where Spider-Man never unmasked and revealed his identity, this just makes more sense.
 

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I still love the MCU films its just all the Influences have been so common on marvels cartoons, comics and video games as the mainstream. I'm sure this Disney Plus series is still going to be entertaining.

Squidward looks bored of the influences.

 

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I still love the MCU films its just all the Influences have been so common on marvels cartoons, comics and video games as the mainstream. I'm sure this Disney Plus series is still going to be entertaining.

Squidward looks bored of the influences.


I don't mind the MCU having some influence but when the shows are basically carbon copies, It becomes a problem.
 

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I still love the MCU films its just all the Influences have been so common on marvels cartoons, comics and video games as the mainstream. I'm sure this Disney Plus series is still going to be entertaining.

Squidward looks bored of the influences.

Except this series isn't influenced by the MCU it is a part of the MCU, it's directly taking a look at an alternate take on the movies, not blandly copying them.
I don't mind the MCU having some influence but when the shows are basically carbon copies, It becomes a problem.
That's not the fault of the MCU, that's the fault of people like Jeph Loeb, who didn't care about animated series and produced them cheaply, this series is made by the actual people involved with the MCU, and already looks both different and better than the series that came before
 

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There is that Moon Girl & Devil Dino, M.O.D.O.K, or the pre-school Spidey show coming soon...which aren't just completely detached from the MCU, but also not at all what we'd expect based on any era of Marvel toons
 

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