The What If…? Season 1 finale is the Disney+ assortment’ most action-packed episode to date.
Selecting up the place the current’s penultimate installment left off, the finale sees The Watcher (Jeffrey Wright) assembling a multiversal workforce made up of characters from the gathering’ first eight episodes, along with Captain Carter (Hayley Atwell), Star-Lord T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Doctor Strange Supreme (Benedict Cumberbatch), Get collectively Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and a few others.
The workforce, which faces off in the direction of Infinite Ultron throughout the episode’s climactic set-piece, is dubbed the “Guardians of the Multiverse” by The Watcher — and there’s function to think about What If…? Episode 9 isn’t the ultimate we’ve seen of this superhero workforce.
Crossing Paths — Whereas the What If…? Season 1 finale ends with The Watcher returning each member of its central workforce to their respective universes (for most likely essentially the most half, not lower than), the episode moreover leaves the door open for the Guardians of the Multiverse to reunite in some form or one different. That reunion could, in any case, happen throughout the already confirmed What If…? Season 2, which could make sense given the reality that the workforce is definitely What If…?’s Avengers.
Nonetheless with the Marvel Cinematic Universe set to begin out delving deeper into the multiverse throughout the coming years with films like Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, it seems seemingly that the Guardians of the Multiverse could pop up in live-action. In precise truth, a team-up between What If…?’s superhero workforce and the Avengers would work properly as a climactic capper to the MCU’s current multiversal arc.
That type of second that may make sense in a film like, say, Avengers 5 — notably if that film ends up being the fruits of the Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) storyline organize earlier this yr throughout the Loki Season 1 finale.
Protectors of the Multiverse — There’s no telling what Marvel’s Kang plans may entail, nonetheless Loki appeared to supply us not lower than some idea of what to anticipate. Further notably, Loki launched the idea that mere existence of the multiverse will lead to a multiversal conflict headed by various Kang variants from completely totally different universes. Attributable to this truth, it seems solely logical that, with a view to wrestle a variety of Kangs, the MCU’s heroes will workforce up with different versions of themselves from alternate universes.
Fortuitously, the MCU has an alternate mannequin of the Avengers that may match that bill, due to the What If…? Season 1 finale. In any case, if the model new Guardians workforce is very efficient ample to put a stop to a villain like Infinite Ultron, then they have to be able to give the MCU’s prime Avengers the serving at hand they’ll presumably need of their inevitable wrestle in the direction of Kang.
The Inverse Analysis — The first seasons of every What If…? and Loki have confirmed that Marvel Studios can principally do one thing it wants — no matter how crazy or massive the thought. Whereas that doesn’t indicate that the studio plans to ship the Guardians of the Multiverse and the Avengers collectively, the door is definitely open for that to happen. To be fully honest, it’s arduous to probably not really feel like that’s exactly what the What If…? Season 1 finale is organising.
As Infinite Ultron says in What If…?’s eighth episode: One thing is possible in a multiverse.
What If…? is streaming now on Disney+.
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