‘That’s Not Our Captain Carter’: Marvel’s What If Director Bryan Andrews Confirms Doctor Strange 2’s Captain Carter Isn’t the Fan-Favorite What If Version


In the Marvel Studios’ Animation Panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, we were presented with the first look at Marvel’s What If Season 2, and with the appearance of Captain Carter in it, the fans are excited to watch that after all the character’s not dead after Wanda wiped off the entire Illuminati team in Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness. Captain Carter was introduced to us in the pilot episode of What If and looks like the second season will also kick off with her in the pilot.

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Marvel’s What If – Captain Carter

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A look into the character of Captain Carter in MCU:

Wanda felt devasted after killing Captain Carter
Captain Carter’s appearance in Doctor Strange 2 was short-lived as Wanda took no time in wiping up the Illuminati

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Captain Carter was introduced in the MCU in the first episode of Marvel’s Disney+ animated series What If where Peggy Carter played by Hayley Atwell was injected with the super soldier serum instead of Steve Rogers and we got Captain Carter instead of Captain America.


Following that she also appeared in the latter part of the series before finally getting a live-action role in Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness as a member of the Illuminati group in an alternate universe Earth-838. With her, the group also had Maria Rambeau’s Captain Marvel, Baron Mordo, Blackbolt, Mister Fantastic played by John Krasinski, and Professor Charles Xavier.

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Although the fans were very excited to finally witness Hayley Atwell’s Captain Carter in live-action, the joy was short-lived as she along with her co-team members were soon devastated by Wanda Maximoff in a quite bloody way. But recently in the SDCC, it is revealed that it was not the same character from What If who got cut in halves by her shield in the Doctor Strange sequel.

Speaking  to ComicBook, the director of What If Bryan Andrews claimed that it’s not their Peggy Carter but some variant:


“I think it’s important to point out, that’s not our Captain Carter. That’s some variant version.”

Even the Executive Producer of the series Brad Winderbaum claimed that it was not their Carter as if “it would have been their Captain Carter, then it would not have been so easy to get her down” which confirms that this character now has a long future for her ahead in the MCU.

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Captain Carter’s Future in MCU:

Captain Carter is a better leader than Captain America
Captain Carter is set to appear in What If…? Season 2

So as it is now confirmed that Captain Carter who had a dark fate at the hands of Wanda is not the same as What If’s so there are numerous possibilities for the character ahead in the vast Marvel Cinematic Universe. While we don’t have any update on her live-action appearance once again there’s an update that What If…? is also renewed for a third season after the second one releases in early 2023 so we can also hope she will be there and now with colossal concepts like Multiverse introduced in MCU, we may also spot her again in the live-action universe very soon.

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What If…? Season 2 is going to be released in early 2023 while the first season and Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness can be exclusively streamed on Disney+

Source: ComicBook


Written by Subham Mandal

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