Marvel Studios executive affirms more animated series coming
It looks progressively reasonable Marvel’s What If…? is only a tip of something larger with regards to Marvel Studios’ animation output. Recently, a job posting surfaced online for a new role managing Marvel Streaming Animation, and presently one Marvel Studios executive is promoting the studio’s upcoming animation slate.
As some extremely observant fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have seen on Reddit, Marvel Studios’ Dana Vasquez-Eberhardt helped promoted that most recent What If…? teaser on LinkedIn by informing followers to prepared themselves “many” animation series from the Kevin Feige-led outfit.
“Get ready for the first of many amazing animation series,” Vasquez-Eberhardt shared on the social network. “Thrilled to be working with these talented crew.”
Vasquez-Eberhardt is listed as an “Executive, Production and Development” at Marvel Studios. Before that, the TV executive had healthy stints at both Nickelodeon and Disney XD.
Feige himself has affirmed What If…? is a numerous season show. In December 2019, the producer affirmed the studio was at that point working on a second season for the show.
“I’m very happy that we’re doing the What If…? series for Disney+ right now, and I’ve seen most of them. We have ten (episodes) for Season 1, we’re already working on the next ten for Season 2,” he said.
Since Marvel Studios is managing virtually Marvel-related programming for film and TV, it makes sense the outfit will ultimately create animated series in the MCU progression, similar as how Lucasfilm manages its Star Wars films and animated shows.
“Kevin said that we will be exploring every movie in a new way, but not every episode is about one movie if that makes sense,” What If…? showrunner Ashley Bradley told Discussing Film in September. “On the reel [shown at D23 Expo], there is this image of a Star-Lord T’Challa because we wanted to see what if the worlds of Black Panther and Guardians of the Galaxy collided? That was taking two universes, two to three movies, kind of twisting them in new ways.”
Marvel’s What If…? makes a big appearance on Disney+ on August 11th.