We’ve been anxiously waiting for confirmation when Marvel Studios’ first foray into animation with the new What If series. After a long wait, they finally dropped an official trailer and the news that it’ll release on August 11th. The Disney+ series was originally thought of as a simple exploration of different scenarios across the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it seems it’ll be even more than that.
The trailer confirms that we’re about to head out into the multiverse and it could hint at a stronger connection between the Disney+ series and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. If you take a closer look at the trailer, you might even get a glimpse at a heavily rumored villain that is planned to appear in the sequel. In a blink-or-you-miss-it moment, Sharon Carter is fighting a strange set of tentacles.
Why is this relevant? Well, the rumored villain is the multidimensional tentacle monster known as Shuma-Gorath. His design is quite iconic with green tentacles and a giant eye. The visuals hit that first box quite well and might even explain the brief sequence teasing a team-up of the various heroes from across the multiverse. He might even be the reason they unite. It makes us wonder if we might even get the What If characters, or rather Variants as we learned in Loki, might make a live-action return in the upcoming film. If Scott’s head in a jar is anything to go by, there’s going to be some crazy stories heading our way so Shuma-Gorath might be the most normal aspect of the series. Of course, it could also end up being a Flerken or another tentacle beast, but it does seem suspicious.
If you haven’t had the chance yet, you can check out the new trailer right here: