In the weirdest episode of What If…? yet, we see an alternate version of Thor become a total party god. And it’s hilarious
I thought that The Mandalorian brought Star Wars onto the road of redeeming itself at the divisiveness of the Sequel Trilogy. But Star Wars: Visions? Star Wars: Visions has taken the franchise to beautiful new heights the likes that it’s rarely ever been to. A collaboration between Disney and seven of the finest animation studios in Japan, this anthology series is pure art. In addition to serving as a love letter to an incredible franchise, Visions shows just what animation can do. It’s one of the best things that could’ve happened for Star Wars, and the fans agree. For the first time in years, the majority of the fans agree. It’s glorious!
In an alternate reality, Killmonger prevents Tony Stark’s abduction and transformation into Iron Man. And the Marvel What If…? series has its first full-on dud.
This week on Marvel What If…?, when the Zombie Apocalypse hits the universe, our only hope is…Spider-Man.
t finally happened. After four episodes, our trip into the new MCU Multiverse has taken viewers to a Universe where there’s no happy ending. No light at the end of the tunnel! Everything that can go wrong does go wrong! And this week, the Watcher shows us a reality where Doctor Strange loses it, and everyone suffers as a result.
The Avengers were supposed to be Earth’s mightiest heroes, but this week’s What If…? asks what would happen if they never rose?
In 2020, the entertainment world was stunned by the sudden death of Chadwick Boseman, famous for his role as the Black Panther in the MCU. Before he died, though, he recorded lines for T’Challa for Marvel What if…? In this first outing, T’Challa becomes a legendary space outlaw rather than the Black Panther.
There are two great tools to storytelling: what if? and the multiverse theory. The other great tool of any storyteller is, fittingly, the multiverse theory. The idea of an infinitely expanding number of universes lends itself perfectly to this. And the MCU looks ready to capitalize on the concept that’s been present in Marvel Comics for decades. With the end of the first season of Loki throwing the gates to the Multiverse wide open, fans of the MCU get their first glimpse into these new realities with the new animated series “What If…?” For its first outing, we get a fun, but relatively safe, story involving Peggy Carter.
fficially come to an end. Fittingly, the finale takes place entirely on Kamino, where the show, and the Clone Troopers, first began. Rather than go out with a massive bang, though, The Bad Batch chooses to end on a somber, bittersweet note as everyone, both in-universe and in the real world, realizes that things can’t go back to the way they once were. No matter how hard we may want them to.
With the end of the Clone Wars, the Empire has no further use for Kamino, and this week, they make that apparent. What happens this week will drop the curtain on the age of Clone Troopers, for good.
When the Bad Batch tries to rescue a deserting clone, they come face to face with the first of the infamous Stormtroopers!!
While everyone would want the Bad Batch to get things ready for the endgame between them and Crosshair, this episode returns to the same weekly formula that we’ve come to expect.
I know that he’s only been around for a few episodes, but I love the Golden Guard. Voiced by the talented rising star in the VA Community, Zeno Robinson, the Golden Guard quickly became one of my favorite characters in The Owl House. Considering how this series already has memorable characters, that’s saying something. Young, talented, and highly skilled, the Golden Guard serves as a great foil to both his predecessor, Lilith, and to Luz, with the show seemingly setting him up to be her new rival. However, we actually knew very little about this masked character. Until this week, that is. This week sees us gain some big insight into who the Golden Guard really is. In addition, we gain further insight into Belos’ plans for “The Day of Unity” and what his endgame is.
With her parents held captive and Ryloth occupied by the Empire, Hera turns to the Bad Batch to help break them out.
Ever since Disney took over the Star Wars franchise, they’ve been trying to run a tight ship. It’s not just axing most of the Expanded Universe. They’re trying to make sure that all Star Wars content is connected to each other in some way. As someone who was a fan of the EU, this strategy seems like a double-edged sword. Yes, it means less contradictions, but it also makes Star Wars not as big as it once was. Case in point, this week’s episode of The Bad Batch barely features them. Instead, it focuses on the origins of a future rebel leader, Hera Syndulla.
Even though The Clone Wars show ended last year, The Bad Batch makes us feel like it never did. As we saw in the hour long premiere, The Bad Batch went out of its way to make it seem like a continuation of The Clone Wars. Some fans have even jokingly called it “The Clone Wars, Season 8.” I don’t think they’re wrong, either. Case in point, the second episode to The Bad Batch brings back a character that only longtime fans of The Clone Wars may remember.