A world without the Avengers? That’s the drama that plays out in this bloody new installment in Disney Plus’s Marvel animated series.
After playing with Captain america, Black panther and Guardians of the Galaxy, the animated series What If …? outright attacked Avengers ! Episode 3, worn mainly by Samuel L. Jackson in Nick Fury, juggled between Iron Man 2, Thor and The Incredible Hulk. But above all, he completely rewrote the reality of the 2012 choral film: Avengers would never have existed, since the members of the SHIELD super-team were all killed before they could be assembled!
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The massacre of heroes
Tony Stark is the first to be murdered, without warning. Shortly after, it is Thor, banished to Earth, who takes an arrow in the heart. Imprisoned, Clint Barton is in turn executed in his cell, before Bruce Banner, exploded from the inside, then Natasha Romanoff, beaten in single combat, are also eliminated. No more Avengers. And a literally elusive murderer …
Indeed, it is Hank Pym who decides to kill all the heroes of SHIELD that he considers responsible for the death of his daughter, Hope Van Dyne. Because this is the starting point of this What if …? What if the Wasp played by Evangeline Lilly had become a SHIELD agent from a young age, before being killed in the line of duty? Faced with the pain of insurmountable mourning, Hank Pym would have gone wild and would therefore seek to avenge his daughter, thanks to his Ant-Man costume … causing the end of the free world!
Because in this version without the Avengers, no one can stop Loki. Thor never came home. And the God of Mischief has taken control of Asgaard. With his overpowered army, he conquered Earth in just one day! But Nick Fury is not the type to give up so easily …
The New Avengers
In the last seconds of this episode 3, we see that the boss of SHIELD is already building a new team of superheroes. Around Captain America, still in the ice in this universe, this time he recalls his friend from the 90s, Captain Marvel … Loki’s reign is already numbered!