What if … from Marvel? season finale spawns new defenders for the multiverse


First chapter closed! What if … from Marvel? season finale spawns new defenders for the multiverse

The Observer finally makes his move.

Burbank, CA – What if… from Marvel? Closes the first chapter of the series with a new team of heroes and a suspicious end credits scene.

Zoe Saldana plays Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy. The character made his debut in the season finale of Marvel’s What If … ?. © IMAGO / ZUMA on the wire

On Wednesday, the animated series concluded its puzzling first season.

Initially, the show took a while to unfold – but this week’s finale has apparently come full circle.

In this ninth episode, the mysterious alien figure The Watcher ultimately stepped in and formed a new team – Guardians of the Multiverse.

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The group – which contains the various variations of Marvel characters that fans have been introduced to throughout the series – are teaming up to stop Ultron.

Will this new set of superheroes play a bigger role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? And what does this ambiguous end credits scene mean for season two?

Benedict Cumberbatch reprized his role as Doctor Stephen Strange in What if ...?  from Marvel.

Benedict Cumberbatch reprized his role as Doctor Stephen Strange in What if …? from Marvel. © imago / Everett Collection

After painfully watching beloved characters die on several occasions throughout the season, viewers were finally entitled to a victory in the final episode.

Picking up the previous episode, Strange Supreme, Captain Carter, Star-Lord / T’Challa, Party Thor, Black Panther / Killmonger, and Gamora are recruited into their respective timelines to fight the murderous bot.

Surprisingly, much like Nick Fury’s vision for the Avengers, the Guardians of the Multiverse work well together – with the exception of Killmonger, who can’t seem to let go of his blind desire for revenge.

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Still, the new team could prove useful for the MCU in the future.

The end of the finale leaves room for more stories to tell. And with a second season already confirmed, it’s clear this won’t be the last we’ll see of the Guardians.

Still, the climax of the finale was the end credits scene.

Peggy, aka Captain Carter, returns to her universe, where she and a version of the Black Widow discover the Hydra Stomper armor with someone inside.

While it is hinted that the person could be the alternate version of Steve Rogers – as has been mentioned several times – anything is possible in the Multiverse.

It’s also worth noting that the next season will air after the release of the upcoming Spider-man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness movies.

From the two marvel movies will focus heavily on the multiverse, it’s possible that the storylines will affect the second season of What If …?

What if … from Marvel? is streaming on Disney +, and now you can gorge yourself on the entire first season in its entirety.


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