What If…? began off extraordinarily promising with its first three episodes, offering Marvel followers with intriguing hypothetical storylines that had been expansive and action-packed. Nonetheless, it was the fourth episode of the animated collection elevated the present to new heights. As an alternative of getting Physician Stephen Unusual lose the perform of his arms, the episode noticed his love Christine Palmer die within the automotive crash. Riddled with guilt and despair, Stephen Unusual ultimately assumed the position of Physician Unusual and started to make use of the Eye of Agomotto to avoid wasting his beloved.
Christine’s demise was introduced as an absolute level of time, that means it was all the time meant to occur. Regardless of how exhausting he tried, Physician Unusual all the time failed. Increasingly determined, Unusual started to apply even darker mystical arts, which ultimately result in the whole universe folding upon itself… thus destroyed. The What If…? episode was simply the darkest storyline that Marvel Studios has ever produced but it surely seems it was initially approach darker.
In an interview with EW, winter A.C. Bradley revealed the unique, darker plans for the episode, which noticed the true Physician Unusual dying in a extra gory approach. Within the present, Unusual died when Physician Unusual Supreme absorbed him to carry Palmer again to life.
“Initially within the script, common Unusual, his demise was much more grotesque. He was truly crushed to demise by the Eye of Agamotto. Then when the storyboard artist took it over, they had been like, ‘We’re going to make this just a little bit extra visible and fantastical as an alternative of horrifically violent.’ As a result of I went too darkish.”
Whereas Physician Unusual’s authentic demise would have been darker, it wouldn’t have executed a lot to alter the overwhelming emotional affect the episode left on viewers. With a second season of What If…? already arrange, we’re hoping to see darker storylines be entrance and heart for the Marvel present’s sophomore outing.
Right here is the synopsis for Marvel’s What if…?:
“Exploring pivotal moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and turning them on their head, main the viewers into uncharted territory.”
Marvel’s What If…? options the voices of Josh Brolin, Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, Michael B Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, Jeffrey Wright, Hayley Atwell, and different main stars from the MCU.
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