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Marvel Studios revealed that its first-ever animated series “What If?” will be released on Aug. 11, with new episodes dropping on Disney Plus every Wednesday. VarietyMarvel’s ‘What If?’ Series Coming to Disney Plus in August, Drops New Trailer

Marvel's What If? Trailer: The 10 Best Twitter Reactions & Memes

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Once the trailer dropped, fans quickly took to Twitter to share their reactions. Some tweets involve theories or excitement over plot points teased in the trailer but, many Twitter posts used memes to express their reactions.

So this is "What if Marvel knew my deepest desires before I did?"

Marvel fans never expected a team-up between Killmonger from Black Panther and Tony Stark from Iron Man. But, the What If series will explore this interesting dynamic. A fan on Twitter includes pictures from the trailer, where Tony is saved from his company's missile by Killmonger.

After this reveal, many fans reacted with shock. But, this Twitter user comments that their dynamic was one they never knew they needed. Perhaps this means Killmonger will take a less villainous path. Or, maybe Tony will help Killmonger expand his rule outside of Wakanda.

marvel, i am so sorry, but I cannot live through wanda and vision being in DANGER again in what if. sincerely, me

Fans of WandaVision were just beginning to heal from the events that took place in Westview. However, the What If trailer shows more tragedy for the couple. The Twitter user displays Vision getting the Infinity Stone taken out of his head and Wanda being raised in the air by her powers.

This Twitter fan doesn't want to see Wanda or Vision in danger anymore. Also, they sign off the post saying "sincerely, me." Fans were hoping What If would show a more positive outcome for the pair but, according to the trailer, it seems like their bad luck will continue.

Marvel really dropped the What If trailer right in between #Loki Ep 5 and #BlackWidow 😭 #WhatIf

Marvel doesn't let fans rest for long. An episode of Loki dropped on Wednesday, they released the trailer for What If on Thursday, and Black Widow will come out on Friday. This Twitter meme shows how fans are overwhelmed by the multitude of Marvel content.

While the MCU has lasted a long time, as shown by Scarlet Johansson's transformation throughout the MCU, fans' excitement for the franchise hasn't wavered. To prove this point, the woman in the meme has Loki, What If, and Black Widow merchandise.

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In Loki, viewers learn about the timekeepers and their mission to preserve the Sacred Timeline. However, What If will go against the Time Variance Authority's philosophy, as the Ancient One describes time as changeable. So, this Twitter user decided to make a hilarious meme about the TVA's outrage towards the trailer.

The meme includes the TVA's mascot, Miss Minutes. The mascot says, "I took that personally," in response to the Ancient One's statement about the flexibility of time. Fans can't help but laugh while looking at this meme.

Marvel What If..? Bucky is literally just Hozier 😂😂😂

One of Sebastian Stan's best roles is Bucky Barnes, who stars in Captain America and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. So, fans were excited to see Bucky in the What If trailer. But, this tweet jokes that Bucky looks like Hozier, the singer famous for songs like "Take Me To Church."

The tweet pokes fun at Bucky's long hair, which is similar to Hozier's. Also, they claim that Bucky in What If is actually Hozier. While this is untrue, fans laugh at the similarities between the superhero and the singer.

Y’all I wasn’t ready to hear Chadwick Boseman’s voice as T’Challa on that “What If…” trailer.

MCU fans were heartbroken from the passing of Chadwick Boseman in 2020. So, viewers teared up when they saw T'Challa in the What If trailer. Unfortunately, the series will be Boseman's last appearance as T'Challa.

This tweet uses a crying cat meme to convey their reaction to hearing Boseman's voice. However, in What If, T'Challa will be a bit different than he is in Black Panther. He's seen wearing Star-Lord's helmet, as Yondu took him into space instead of Peter Quill.

Peggy Carter gets a promotion in What If, going from Agent Carter to Captain Carter. She's wearing a superhero uniform and has the colors of Britain's flag on her shield. This Twitter user includes a drawing of an excited person, showing their reaction to the news of Captain Carter.

The tweet also gushes over Peggy's quote from the trailer, "The name's Captain Carter." This line inspires goosebumps, as fans can't wait to see Peggy fight with the power of the super-soldier serum.

spider-man doesn't wear capes #whatif

While Spider-Man: No Way Home is rumored to explore the multi-verse, What If is sure to show another version of Spider-Man. In the trailer, Spider-Man wears Doctor Strange's cloak. While he looks great, this Twitter user quickly made a meme about his new attire.

Beside a picture of Spider-Man in the cloak is an image from Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, where Peter tells Miles to take off his cape. Even though Peter claims Spider-Man doesn't wear a cape, it looks like he will in What If.

Carol crumbs on the What If trailer

Audiences love picking apart Marvel trailers, wanting to find clues about the show or movie. So, this Twitter user was especially excited when they spotted a small crumb of Carol Danvers in the trailer.

In one scene, Captain Marvel's image appears in a shard of glass. Viewers hope this means that she's in the series, as fans have many questions about Carol following the WandaVision finale. Audiences want to know what occurred between her and the Rambeau's after the events of Captain Marvel.

scott’s head in jar??? why is this so on brand for him pls 😭 #WhatIf

Scott Lang's scene from the trailer inspired the most confusion. In the clip, Scott's head is inside of a jar but despite his physical state, Scott is smiling.

This Tweet reacts to the scene with a crying emoji. Additionally, they pose the question running through many fans' minds, which is, "Why is this so on-brand for him?" Somehow, it does make sense, as Scott would probably be the only Avenger in a cheery mood while his head is inside a jar.

Marvel Producer On Future Of LGBTQ Representation In The MCU

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a behemoth force in the entertainment industry, one with a massive fanbase. But there was a learning curve when it came to things like the franchise’s release schedule, as well as its diversity and inclusion. Some major steps forward have been made to put women, people of color, and queer characters in the spot light. And now one Marvel producer has commented on the future of LGBT representation in the MCU.

Victoria Alonso is the Executive Vice President of Film Production at Marvel Studios, and has a producer credit on countless MCU installments. With Loki recently revealed to be queer and Eternals welcoming the first major same-sex couple in the shared universe, fans are definitely eager to see more LGBT stories told. Alonso addressed these concerns, saying:

It takes time, we have so many stories that we can tell. We will empower those that are. We’re not changing anything. We’re just showing the world who these people are, who these characters are… There’s a lot that we have coming up that I think will be representative of the world of today. We’re not going to nail it in the first movie or the second movie or third movie, or the first show or second show, but we will do our best to consistently try to represent.

Well, there you have it. It looks like there are a ton of stories for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to tell moving forward. And as the property continues to expand, Victoria Alonso and company seem committed to making sure the shared universe represents the world IRL-- featuring actors and creatives of all shapes and sizes. And that includes members of the LGBT community.

Victoria Alonso’s comments to Variety came from the recent premiere of Black Widow. With that movie finally giving Scarlett Johansson center stage and Loki recently coming out as queer in his Disney+, it certainly feels like Marvel Studios is the most inclusive it has ever been. And as Alonso referenced, this will only continue moving forward.

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This comment about Marvel Studios certainly rings true to how the studio has grown and adjusted with the times over the past decade. While Phase One focused almost entirely on white male characters, each new slate of movies have made the franchise a more inclusive place. But Victoria Alonso didn’t ignore the slow start that this might have taken for the MCU.

Indeed, the current slate of movies and television series show the studio’s continued focus on representation. Chloé Zhao’s Eternals will feature the most diverse starring cast of the MCU so far, with a variety of races and body types represented. The movie will also include the universe’s first gay superhero, as well as the first deaf superhero.

The next installment in the MCU is Black Widow which hits theaters July 9th. In the meantime, check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.

Loki Launchpad? More LGBTQ Stories on the Way for Marvel Movies

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A Marvel producer has reiterated the studio’s promise to include more LGBTQ characters in future Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) projects.

Speaking to Variety on the red carpet for the Hollywood premiere of Black Widow, Victoria Alonso, Marvel’s executive vice president of film production, confirmed there is more queer representation in the works.

In the past, MCU actor Tessa Thompson — who has played Valkyrie, a hero who is bisexual in the comics, in multiple Thor films — has said she was “faithful to that” in her portrayal. However, Valkyrie’s queerness has yet to be depicted onscreen in an MCU film. (In fact, Marvel actually cut a scene that explicitly addressed Valkyrie’s sexual orientation from 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok.)

Asked by Variety about the decision to make Loki canonically queer, Alonso, who’d worked on the series, was frank:

I have to be honest with you, it’s not a big deal. It is what it is when it suits the character. We’re not going to do it because it’s politically correct or incorrect. It is what it is. Don’t forget, we follow our comics. We try to follow them quite to the tee. So in the comics. this is who he was.

“We’re not going to nail it in the first movie or the second movie or third movie, or the first show or second show,” she added, “but we will do our best to consistently try to represent.”

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