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Black Panther Is the New Star-Lord in Disney+'s What If First Look

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Having announced that the Marvel Zombies will be invading an episode of What If...? within Marvel Studios: Expanding The Universe, the Disney+ special also revealed another episode featuring an alternate version of T'Challa (aka Black Panther). This time, however, he will ditch the Vibranium suit for the Han Solo jacket of Star-Lord.

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Official details regarding the episode are sparse, but a closer look at the few seconds of released footage may have revealed that our protagonist will be treading some familiar territory.

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From what was shown, it seems that T'Challa's intergalactic adventures will be taking him to the ancient temple on Morag, which was home to the Orb (aka the Power Stone). The planet made its Marvel Cinematic Universe debut when it was visited by Peter Quill in 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy, and would eventually be revisited by War Machine and Nebula during Avengers: Endgame. That said, with the animated series promising unique twists on established MCU lore, it's uncertain whether this version of Morag will house an Infinity Stone or something else entirely.

Marvel Studios' first animated series, What If...?, will take audiences through the Multiverse to show off alternative versions of the MCU's colorful cast of characters. The show will consist of 23 episodes and will be available on Disney+ sometime in 2021.

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