"Marvel's What If...? (Disney+)" News & Discussion Thread, Part 2 (Spoilers)

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Welcome to the second installment of the What If...? News and Discussion Thread, here on the Marvel Animation Forum! Keep up to date with news about this animated series, and use this thread to discuss them in a civilized manner!
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Marvel's What If...?
New episodes premiere Wednesdays on Disney+
*Season One ends on October 6, 2021


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“What If…?” flips the script on the MCU, reimagining famous events from the films in unexpected ways. Marvel Studios’ first animated series focuses on different heroes from the MCU, featuring a voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their roles. Directed by Bryan Andrews with AC Bradley as head writer, “What If…?" launches exclusively on Disney+ on August 11, 2021.

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Continuing from the previous thread, here are a poster and an article about Season 1, Episode 7 premiering on 09/22/2021.
 

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Here's an article which mentions a statement from AC Bradley. In regards to complaints about the runtime, two points stand out:

1. The What If comics are in a similar vein of having rather abrupt endings.

2. There was enough content to make the episodes 45 minutes long, but the pandemic threw a wrench into things, and the episodes had to be shortened.

 

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Here's an article which mentions a statement from AC Bradley. In regards to complaints about the runtime, two points stand out:

1. The What If comics are in a similar vein of having rather abrupt endings.

2. There was enough content to make the episodes 45 minutes long, but the pandemic threw a wrench into things, and the episodes had to be shortened.

It makes me wonder if that might change in future seasons...
 

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Another article about the show. (Both this and the one posted earlier are basically covering stuff from the Podcast I linked to before).

Of note, in regards to season 2-
Season 2 is currently in "the animatics stages on a lot of the episodes," each of which take a year to fully animate, per the head writer. "Therefore, the first and second drafts of the scripts are already done," she continued. "We're knee deep in production and design."
 

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So I guess this means we probably won't get what-ifs based around Shang Chi or Eternals.
 

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Unless the staff knew about the next few MCU movies in advance and managed to come up with some scripts that weren't too similar to the actual movies. Otherwise I guess projects like Eternals could be covered in future seasons, if the show gets renewed beyond season 2.
 

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About @Frontier's concern on the recent DCEU plans, while I understand his worries, I really hope it doesn't mean it's the end of non-DCEU content like the DTV animated films but yeah.
Oh, and I feel like I should add: contrary to Bart's accurate calling out of Comic Book Guy's nitpicking when this show was on network TV, I PAID for Disney+ to watch The Simpsons, thank you very much, so I think I'm entitled to a certain level of customer satisfaction. Maybe it's because it's cheap, because HBO Max certainly delivers, and boy, that one's pricey.

This quote used to be a hilarious meme I'd use to counter salty fanboys. But now that I've seen it in context of the episode... yikes. No wonder the Simpsons went downhill when the writers thought so little of what garbage they're feeding their audience. Meanwhile, South Park...

Also, ironically, this quote felt far more obnoxious than most of SP's lines because of the context.
episode 4 of the really loud house has the same stock scream sound effect from that "its monday... already?" garfield meme

and they play it twice in 15 seconds
Check out @Sam the Cartoonist 's thread in The Drawing Board, The Shapes!


There you'll find a link to a truly wild and funny comic strip. It's great.

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