Marvel superheroes are no strangers to us. From comic books to multiple spinoff movies and now television series — the meticulousness with which Marvel created and expanded its universe is mind-boggling.
With the LOKI series
that came out earlier this year they introduced us to the concept of the multiverse.
‘What If…?’ very cleverly builds on that premise.
Each episode is set in a parallel universe with characters and situations we have already seen in the movies, but with a twist. Someone makes a different decision (from the one we’ve seen in our universe) and the rest of the story takes an entirely new turn.
A would-be hero becomes something else because the set of events that led to him or her becoming that hero have been altered. If you look at the trailer I shared, you’ll see how Tony Stark’s character has an entirely new twist to his story.
What’s also fantastic about this series apart from the smart writing and wild imagination is the visual craft on display. The animation is in 2D, which looks like a comic book that has come alive. Each frame is brilliantly composed. It’s one show which we can watch over and over just to appreciate the art on screen.
There’s another aspect of the show which I wish to speak about in a future digest. But for now, if you are a Marvel fan, I highly recommend you to watch this show.