Marvel fans have been so patient for the What If…? trailer, because The Illuminderi keeps on revealing new details for the show’s episodes, and they’re loving what they’re hearing. From Killmonger saving Tony Stark to T’Challa becoming Star-Lord, here’s 5 notable things from the brand-new What If…? trailer.
Killmonger Saves Stark
The opening scene of the trailer features the very first scene from the movie that started it all, Iron Man. Stark is speaking about peace to soldiers when a vehicle in the caravan explodes. Stark runs out of the vehicle, hides behind a rock, and sees a bomb land next to him, about to explode, just like in the film. Here’s the twist. Erik Killmonger appears, and tosses the rocket into the air, where it explodes harmlessly. Killmonger helps Stark up and they walk away together. Cue the Marvel Studios logo.
T’Challa Is Star-Lord And A Ravager
As we saw in the first trailer, T’Challa IS Star-Lord. But even more than that, he’s a Ravager. In the original Guardians movie, Peter Quill takes the Orb and leaves the Ravagers. However, the trailer indicates that this will NOT happen. From the trailer, it seems that Yondu and T’Challa will work together to defeat Kree soldiers, presumably fighting them for the Orb.
Doctor Strange Fights Dark Doctor Strange
As we saw in the first trailer, Doctor Strange was fighting an evil version of himself. As we see in this trailer, Strange changed his outfit and then fell through an inter-dimensional hole. The Ancient One also has a voice-over in the trailer, which we’ll expand on below.
The Other Avengers
As we said above, the Ancient One has a voice-over, and these were her words: “Time. Reality. It’s interchangeable.” As she says the last words, another set of original Avengers appear. Not the ones we know, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Hulk, and Black Widow, but this new team consists of a new Black Panther, a combination of Thanos and Gamora, T’Challa/Star-Lord, Party Thor, and 2 other individuals that we cannot identify.
This shows that Marvel is truly changing everything in the MCU, and that the What If…? episodes MIGHT be interconnected, not standalones as we had previously assumed.
Last, but definitely not least, Captain Carter. Instead of Steve Rogers being given the Super-Soldier Serum, Peggy Carter was given it instead. Steve was given some sort of Iron Man-type suit for World War II.
Here’s another question. Was Peggy frozen in ice like Steve was for 70 years, or did she avoid that fate? We’ll know on August 11 when What If…? premieres, exclusively on Disney+.