Marvel Studios today revealed the episode count for the upcoming Disney+ What If…? series and, if nothing else, it is certainly ambitious. Revealed today at the D23 Expo, What If…? will include an impressive 23 episodes, one for each film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
What If…? is an adaptation of Marvel’s long-running series by the same name that imagines alternate outcomes to some of the biggest moments in the publisher’s history. Examples from the page include speculative stories exploring what if everyone knew Daredevil was blind, what if Doctor Doom had conquered Camelot and what if Conan the Barbarian was stranded in the 20th century.
The upcoming series will be a bit more reserved in its scope, offering instead a look at what would happen if Peggy Carter was injected with the super soldier serum instead of Steve Rogers. The answer is that she would become Captain Britain and get a sweet Union Jack shield. Longtime Peggy Carter actor Hayley Atwell will reprise her MCU role for the series.
What If…? will also explore what it would take to make Steve into Iron Man. It was confirmed today that the Marvel Zombies storyline will be adapted for the show in some capacity.