• [NEWS] Marvel to launch in-house animation mini-studio

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    From ComingSoon.net ...

    Marvel Studios to Launch In-House Animation Branch
    The Marvel Cinematic Universe is continuing to grow by the day,
    and with Marvel Studios readying to release its animated series
    What If...? soon, the world of Marvel animation is also
    expanding, with even more planned for the future.

    Speaking to Variety in a new interview, Marvel's executive VP
    of film production Victoria Alonso said that Marvel Studios
    plans to launch its own in-house animation branch and
    mini-studio, with the focus of the branch aimed at producing
    even more animated projects outside of What If...?

    "We're going to have our animation branch and mini studio,
    and there will be more to come from that as well," Alonso
    said. "We're super excited about animation, which is my first

    The announcement comes ahead of the next month's debut of
    What If...?, which aims to showcase famous stories in the Marvel
    Cinematic Universe, but with a twist on how they occur. By
    showing off a multiverse of infinite possibilities, Marvel's 
    What If...? features fan-favorite characters, including Peggy
    Carter, T'Challa, Doctor Strange, Killmonger, Thor, and more.
    The series is directed by Bryan Andrews with AC Bradley as
    head writer. Marvel Studios' first-ever animated series
    launches on Disney+ on Wednesday, August 11.

    Most notably, Marvel's What If...? will feature the late
    Chadwick Boseman, who was able to reprise his role as
    T'Challa, also known as the Black Panther, for the show. His
    episode will revolve around T'Challa being abducted by the
    Reavers that took Peter Quill (Star-Lord) in The Guardians
    of the Galaxy franchise. Every story in the show will be
    non-canonical, as the stories will feature some wildly
    different outcomes from their actual events in the Marvel
    Cinematic Universe.

    The original What If comic book series debuted in 1977, and
    200 issues have been published over time. The stories ranged
    from implausible scenarios to more humored-filled takes. It's
    a great way for Marvel to use the streaming service to tell
    more out-of-the-box stories unachievable through live-action.


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