MCU: Kevin Feige Teases Live-Action Spin-offs of Marvel Studios' What If...?

By Russ Milheim Updated:
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Marvel Studios' What If...? was the fourth Disney+ show, but it showcased Marvel Studios' first foray into animation.

The show's unique animation drew eyes, but it was the concept that really hooked people. The Watcher took audiences across the multiverse, giving viewers a glimpse into alternate timelines where MCU events played out in a different fashion.

This gave birth to fan favorite characters like Captain Carter, or Star-Lord T'Challa––even the likes of Infinity Ultron, whose antics almost doomed the Multiverse.

Disney+ just released their episode of Marvel Studios: Assembled that focuses on What If...?, and during it, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed a big tidbit.

What If...? Live Action Spin-Offs to Come?

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In the latest episode of Marvel Studios: Assembled on Disney+, the show documented the creation of Disney+'s What If...?

Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios, showed his face and revealed an interesting prospect for the future. According to him, the stories told in What If...? "may... spin into other mediums:"

"I really believe the deepening fictional mythologies is a way to appreciate them more, is a way to understand them more, look at them in a different way. They've got now two seasons of What If...? ideas underway that's some of the best storytelling we've ever had that you may see spin into other mediums. It's really the most uniquely beautiful animated series I've seen in a long time."

What If...? Fans Could Get a Captain Carter Series?

Out of all the concepts that What If...? brought to the table, the first one that would likely get any sort of spin-off would be Captain Carter. Everyone loved Hayley Atwell's turn as the Captain America of another timeline; not to mention she's The Watcher's favorite. So her getting a spinoff would make perfect sense.

Another option? T'Challa's Star-Lord. In fact, the character almost had his own show ready to go, but the sad events of last year caused that not to happen.

The most interesting of the bunch would be to see Episode 3's story continued. After all, that's where Black Widow was dropped off. That said, there are already talks of a live-action Marvel Zombies––so the first spinoff may already be on the way.

Fans will have to wait and see if anything does in fact come to fruition. Until then, they have Eternals on November 5, and Hawkeye on November 24 to look forward to.

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- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.