🚨WARNING: Spoilers ahead, Do not read on unless you have watched What If…? Episode 6 titled “What If… Killmonger Rescued Tony Stark?”.🚨
1. The episode starts with mirrored visuals of the opening scene from Iron Man where Tony is taking a picture with a soldier.
2. Unlike the first Iron Man movie, the song “Back in Black” by AC/DC isn’t playing inside the convoy in which Tony and the soldiers are traveling in this scene.
3. In this altered reality, Killmonger saves Tony from getting captured by the Ten Rings in Afghanistan. Killmonger’s presence in Afghanistan was confirmed by Ross in Black Panther.
4. In this timeline, Tony gives up Happy’s job as his Chief Security Officer to Killmonger. Happy received this promotion in Iron Man 3, which allowed him to spy on Aldrich Killian.
5. Leslie Bibb makes another appearance as Christine Everhart in What If…? as we see her questioning Killmonger during the press conference.
6. When Killmonger projects the documents accusing Obadiah Stane, you can spot the Ten Rings logo.
7. Tony even promotes Killmonger to the position of his company’s COO. He reserved this post for Pepper Pots in Iron Man 2.
8. Rhodey tells Pepper about how Killmonger was part of an elite unit that specialized in assassinations. This exact information was given to us by Ross in Black Panther.
9. Tony’s 1932 Ford Flathead Roadster can be spotted here which he was seen repairing in Iron Man and Iron Man 2
10. Killmonger quotes Howard Stark’s mantra for peace, which Tony first talked about in Iron Man.
11. Michael B. Jordan is a real-life anime lover and his fondness is acknowledged when Tony pulls up Killmonger’s designs.
12. Just how Tony had several failed runs of his Iron Man suit in the film, here too while building the Liberator drones he faces defeats.
13. Tony mentions how his father used up all the vibranium that they had during the war, which is, of course, a callback to Howard making Steve Rogers’ shield.
14. The vibranium ring that Killmonger flexes in this episode was seen in N’Jobu’s hands. However, he claims that he got it off the black market.
16. The boat where Rhodey meets Ulysses Klaue is the same one where he is when Wanda and Pietro track him down in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
17. The sonic taser that Killmonger uses on Rhodey and T’Challa has the same tech that Obadiah Stane used to torture Tony in Iron Man.
18. Tony’s death in this episode seems to be an “absolute point in time” which makes it unchangeable and unmovable, regardless of what the timeline is.
19. Killmonger tells T’Chaka about watching the sunset on Mt. Bashenga. In Black Panther, Mt. Bashenga is the mountain where a meteorite filled with vibranium crashed.
20. When Killmonger meets T’Challa on the ancestral plane, T’Challa is wearing his white ceremonial outfit that we saw in Black Panther.
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