The First Trailer For Marvel’s ‘What If…?’ With Jeffrey Wright Is Released
The first trailer for Marvel’s upcoming animated anthology series What If…? was unveiled along with many other Marvel television show trailers and announcements during Disney’s Investor Day. What If…? stars Jeffrey Wright as the voice of The Watcher, an all-powerful being who looks at alternate timelines from many of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Each alternate timeline shows what would happen if an important event played differently and how it would affect everything else moving forward.
The trailer opens with The Watcher narrating over several famous scenes from the MCU. The Watcher states that space, time and reality are not a linear path, but a prism of endless possibilities. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is then seen jokingly stating that his statement does not sound ominous at all. As more shots are seen from the MCU, the first alternate timeline is clearly seen when Star-Lord takes off his helmet, revealing not Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) but T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman in possibly his last performance as the character). After the Marvel Studious logo shows, the trailer then cuts to an alternate version of Captain America: The First Avenger where Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) receives the super soldier serum. Peggy is soon seen in a superhero costume similar to that of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), but instead of the costume and shield being a symbol for America, it is one for Great Britain. When a military officer complains that he was promised an army, Peggy angrily states that he now has a super soldier.
The trailer then shows an alternate reality where a young T’Challa is abducted by Yondu Udonta (Michael Rooker) and the Ravagers. Yondu asks the prince of Wakanda what he was doing out so far from home, to which he responds that he was exploring the world. Yondu jokingly states that what he’s doing sounds fun, but asks why he would stop at one world when they can show him all of them. As more footage of alternate timelines are seen like one with Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) fighting an evil version of himself, Peggy riding a large Iron Man-type suit flown by Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) facing off against a zombified Captain America, the first glimpse of The Watcher is shown. The Watcher offers to be the audiences guide and follow him where they can dare to face the unknown and ponder the question “What If?”
What If…? will consist of ten episodes and will be released sometime during 2021 on the streaming service Disney+.