REPORT: First Details on T’Challa’s ‘What If’ Episode
It seems that Illuminerdi wasn’t quite done with the What If series just yet. They’ve recently revealed that Michael B. Jordan‘s Erik Killmonger will have an episode that’ll see him work alongside Tony Stark in the upcoming series. Well, it seems they got their hands on one more bit of in regarding another returning Black Panther character, T’Challa. We got the tease that he’ll take over the mantle of Star-Lord, as Yondu picks him up rather than Peter Quill. It seems that not only will he take on the moniker, but he’ll also lead the Ravagers, who are reformed criminals in his episode’s scenario rather than mercenaries. It’s uncertain exactly why he takes on that name, as it was given to Quill by his mother in the original Guardians of the Galaxy.
The prospect of T’Challa heading to space is already quite interesting, but there are a lot of questions open regarding how these episodes will be tackled. It seems that they most likely will explore a specific scenario per episode that continues to unravel from that point on. It actually fits into the way Loki showcases how the multiverse expands from the Sacred Timeline, as it is common for a Variant to push that timeline into a new direction. Perhaps in this case it was Yondu who mistook T’Challa for Quill that ended up changing the events of the original Guardians of the Galaxy film. Whatever may be the cause, it’s going to be interesting to see when they’ll start promoting Marvel Studios’ first foray into animation.