In the final episode of the Disney+ series What If…?, MCU’s newest team of superheroes assembles to fight the threat of Ultron. The Watcher assembles the team to combat Ultron who has put the entirety of reality at stake. However, a new poster for the What If…? team has been released paying homage to the Guardians of the Galaxy. The poster shows the Guardians of the Multiverse in a line up under the Watcher’s eye.
What If…? Final Episode 9
In the final episode, the Watcher (Jeffrey Wright) releases that he is unable to defeat the mighty Infinity Ultron (Ross Marquand). Hence, he assembles the team of heroes from different realities he has observed through time. The team consists of Doctor Strange Supreme (Benedict Cumberbatch), Star-Lord T’challa (Chadwick Boseman), Captain Carter (Hayley Atwell), Thanos-Killer Gamora (Cynthia McWilliams), Party Thor (Chris Hemsworth), King Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), and Black Widow (Lake Bell). And thus the team fights the menace.
The team was teased in the initial leaked merchandise, however, a new promotional artwork features the team again.
Promotional Artwork for What If…?
The official Twitter account of What If…? posted the promotional artwork of Dorothea Taylor. the artwork features the team united under the eyes of the Watcher and the team’s name. Also, the artwork has a mechanical backdrop with the iconic quote from the Watcher, “You Have Been Chosen.”
The poster is a homage to the first Guardians of the Galaxy film. The movie features a scene where the team is in Nova Corps’ custody. And the team stands against the line-up as John Reiley’s Nova officer Rhomann Dey reads the profile of each member to his superior Garthan Saal (Peter Serafinowicz). Check out the artwork below.
What’s Next for What If…?
After the finale episode, fans have been wondering whether the multiverse team will assemble again. Especially, after the trailer of The Making of What If..? has teased future connections to the MCU.
There are early plans to bring some spin-off series such as a series following T’Challa’s incarnation of Star-Lord. And it is confirmed Thanos-Killer Gamora will tell her story in What If…? season 2. Since her episode was removed from season 1 due to the Covid pandemic. Showrunners Bryan Andrews and A.C. Bradley have hinted that future episodes might revisit previous characters. Although, the series will mainly focus on new tales.
Although MCU is no stranger to bringing back teams of superheroes, the Guardians of Multiverse are different. While the multiverse walls will be further broken down, the Guardians might return. We will see former Spider-Man villains returning in Spider-Man: No Way Home causing chaos. New Black Widow has found a new home. T’Challa has recruited Peter Quill. And Captain Carter reunites with a lost love. Hence there are several stories left to be told with this cast.