What If…? Honors Howard the Duck, MCU's MVD (Most Valuable Duck)

Okay, while we're not getting into spoilers and we're leaving any reviews up to others, we will say that it was nice to see an episode of Disney+ and Marvel Studios' What If…? that wasn't so damn emo-crossed-with-gothic-horror. Though if we're completely honest, that ending was a bit of a mood-killer. That said, it's nice to see the most important character in the MCU getting the recognition that he deserves in the form of some cool character profile key art. Oh, and a side note? I know it leans way too much on the comics, but "What If… Howard the Duck Actually Became President of the United States of America Today?" would be a fun ride.

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Image: Marvel Studios

Here's a look back at the promo for "What If… Thor was an Only Child?" (and with it being Wednesday, that means you can stream it right now):

For a look at the alt-reality multiversal heroes of Disney+ & Marvel Studios' What If…? (and the possible "bigger picture" that this is all leading to), check out the midseason trailer below:

Now here's a look back at the original official trailer for Disney+ and Marvel Studios' What If…?:

Marvel's What If…? flips the script on the MCU, reimagining famous events from the films in unexpected ways. Coming to Disney+ this August from director Bryan Andrews and head writer AC Bradley, Marvel Studios' first animated series focuses on different heroes from the MCU (watched over by Jeffrey Wright's The Watcher), featuring a voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their roles (based on details previously released).

  • Ant-Man: Paul Rudd as Ant-Man and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym
  • Black Panther: Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther and Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger
  • Captain AmericaSebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Toby Jones as Arnim Zola, and Neal McDonough as Dum Dum Dugan
  • Guardians of the GalaxyKaren Gillan as Nebula, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Michael Rooker as Yondu, and Djimon Hounsou as Korath
  • Thor: Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Taika Waititi as Korg, and Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe: Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Josh Brolin as Thanos, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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