Figured it was time to start a discussion around the new Disney+ Series " Marvel Studios’ What If…?"
On Wednesday, August 11, 2021 the first episode was dropped for all to consume. I do not think it is a spoiler to say that the first episode is around the concept of Peggy Carter being the Super Soldier “Captain Carter” instead of Steve Rodgers being “Captain America”.
The belief is that this show is educating us on the rules of a Multi-verse and getting us prepared for the chaos that was created in LoKi. Hopefully, allowing us to accept the through line that will be propagated in phase 4 of the MCU through movies like Spider-man No Way Home and Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.
Trying not to spoil the first episode…
I loved it. That is not a big stretch for me, because I am a huge Peggy Carter Fan! It has encouraged me to go back and watch some of the early MCU movies to see how things are different.
My main complaint about the first episode is that it felt rushed. If you had not watched some of the movies in Phase 1 of the MCU (particularly Captain America - The first Avenger), you may be lost in the story line. I only wished they treated this more like the original movies and slowed things down a bit (stretch it out into 2 hours). Maybe I have just become spoiled with Loki, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Wanadvision with them being able to take the time to develop the story a a slower pace.
What did you think about the first episode?