Oct 11, 2021
The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Lauren, Consultant Chris, Producer of the show Director SP discuss the Disney+ What If…? season one finale episode “What If…The Watcher Broke His Oath?” the weekly Marvel news and listener feedback. The Team debriefs you National LED Day,the EPIC What If…? season finale, that final screen voice appearance by Chadwick Boseman, the Watcher Watch report, the amazing fights, the Hydra Stomper surprise, how accessible A.C. Bradley has been, how What If…? stacks up in Disney+, all the episode notable voice acting, the cats of Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. with their reactions to the episode, Bernard the Flamingo Accountant, Strange’s strange toast, Multiverse food options, Scocones of the multiverse, how to take a Christmas Tree to the eye, the deal with the Infinity Stones in the multiverse, Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit settlement with Disney, Agent Lauren’s big prediction on the new Guardians Of The Galaxy character in the 2022 holiday special, and Kathyn Hahn’s big score. Stay tuned after the credits for a few minutes of Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. bonus audio.
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WHAT IF…? “WHAT IF … THE WATCHER BROKE HIS OATH?” [5:51]
S1E9 “What If … The Watcher Broke His Oath?”
Series Directed By: Bryan Andrews
3 directing credits starting 1999
3x Men In Black: The Series
5x Jackie Chan Adventures
9x What If
Also a Storyboard Artist with 41 credit
And a Writer with 9 total credits
Story Editor: Mathew Chauncy
2 Writer Credits starting in 2018
16x 3Below: Tales Of Arcadia
9x What If…? (Story Editor for all episodes but Written by for 5)
Executive Producer: A.C. Bradley (Creator, Head Writer and Showrunner)
5 writing credits starting 2005
28x Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia
38x 3Below: Tales of Arcadia
9x What If
Music Laura Karpman
139 Composing Credits starting in 1989
Winner of Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special (Original Dramatic Score) - Why We Hate (2019) Episode: "Why We Hate: Tools & Tactics (2019)
HBO series Lovecraft Country (TV Series) 2020
Craft in America (TV Series documentary) (18 episodes) 2013
L.A.'s Finest (TV Series) (13 episodes) 2019
in the comics they explain that there's something beyond marvel comics. i dont know what they call it. lets call it omni-universe.
in another multiverse is all of the DC comics. all of the multiverses are contained in omni-universe. so i guess in this thinking, yes. there is another marvel MCU multiverse where the watcher doesn't do a bad touch.
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Scarlett Johansson, Disney Settle Explosive ‘Black Widow’ Lawsuit
Scarlett Johansson and Disney have settled a breach of contract lawsuit over the star’s Black Widow payday, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Disney Studios chairman Alan Bergman added: “I’m very pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding Black Widow. We appreciate her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working together on a number of upcoming projects, including Disney’s Tower of Terror.”
“I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney,” said Johansson in a statement released Thursday. “I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done together over the years and have greatly enjoyed my creative relationship with the team. I look forward to continuing our collaboration in years to come.”
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special Involves a Major New MCU Character
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In my incredibly subjective & admittedly often odd opinion, we'll be introducing one of the greatest MCU characters of all time. #GotGHolidaySpecial
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is a new in-canon adventure that shows the Guardians during the holiday season. Director James Gunn, who helmed the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films, will be returning for the roughly 40-minute short, which he says will be required viewing for fans of the franchise. Now, Gunn has expanded on his promotion for the special to reveal that it will also be "introducing one of the greatest MCU characters of all time."
Before the Guardians of the Galaxy take back the spotlight in their special, they'll be tagging along in Taika Waititi's Thor: Love and Thunder. The film is expected to come out on May 6, 2022 and features the remaining Guardians as supporting characters, with Gunn communicating with Waititi to ensure that the characters were handled consistently ahead of their next big screen outing.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special arrives on Disney+ in 2022, while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 arrives in theaters May 23, 2023.
Inside Marvel’s ‘What If…?’ Finale, Season 2 Plans and the T’Challa Spinoff That Never Was
“There was planning to have Star Lord T’Challa spin off into his own show,” [Driector Bryan] Andrews tells Variety. “We were all very excited. We know [Chadwick] would have loved it, too.”
There’s also a brief moment in the finale where we meet an alternate version of Gamora with a sort of space Tony Stark. Will we get to see more of that universe in Season 2?
Bradley: That’s a definite yes. Basically what happened was we originally had an episode planned for earlier in the season that was a fun, light-hearted, living, breathing Tony Stark-centric episode with Gamora. However, due to the COVID pandemic, one of our animation houses was hit incredibly hard, and the episode needed to be pushed into Season 2, because it would not be finished in time. Given everything that we’ve all went through over the past two years, pushing an episode of television is absolutely nothing in comparison. And we understood. We hope fans enjoy the ride next year.
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Marvel's What If...? team promises 'resolution' in season finale and teases season 2
...At least we know season 2 is coming since Bradley says that all the episodes of next season have already been written. "Going into the second season, we're sticking with anthology form, and it's going to be all-new stories, lots of fun, new heroes, and pulling more from Phase Four than we were obviously able to this season," she says. "Hopefully, we'll see hints of Eternals and Shang-Chi and the Black Widow characters. The fun of What If...? is that we get to explore the entire infinite multiverse, so we try and bounce around as much as we can. I want to play with all these characters, and as much as I love Captain Carter, we've got to share the love. I'm very excited to show new worlds, new heroes."
Bradley also hints that while many of season 1's episodes featured "big, let's end the world, let's kill everyone" arcs, season 2 episodes will "focus a lot more on the character stories and these heroes and showing a different side of them that people don't expect and hopefully they can relate to."
"We're not a show that's designed to set up Avengers 5," she adds. "It's supposed to be just about entertainment and what these heroes mean to us. When I took the job, one of my rules was let's be free. We're in the multiverse — we should be as free as can be and go and run into the wild, into the stories the movies will never do, into the stories the TV shows will never do, and show both Disney and the fans all the possibilities of these characters."
What If...? Head Writer Teases Gamora "Prequel" Episode in Season 2
As Bradley explained in an exclusive interview with ComicBook.com, the episode recounting those versions of Tony and Gamora ended up being delayed due to production problems tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. But as Bradley reassured, that story is coming at some point in the series' second season, as a sort of "prequel" for her appearance in the finale.
"We definitely will," Bradley said, when asked if we'll see more of Gamora. "What happened with the Gamora episode, there was originally supposed to be — early on in the season — a Tony and Gamora-centric episode. However, due to COVID and production delays, one of our amazing, amazing animation houses around the globe got hit pretty hard by the pandemic. And we were left with two choices: push the entire season to later this year, or push this one episode to Season 2. We made the choice to push that episode to Season 2, and hoped that seeing Gamora in the finale serves as a teaser for what is to come. In season two, it'll almost be like a little bit of a prequel, we'll see how Tony and Gamora became friends, because those two don't even interact in the main MCU universe."
"Given all the upheaval that we've been through in the past two years, pushing an episode is nothing, and we completely understand," Bradley continued. "Our animation houses have been absolute rock stars in pulling off this show."
‘WandaVision’ Spinoff Starring Kathryn Hahn in the Works at Disney Plus (EXCLUSIVE)
A “WandaVision” spinoff starring Kathryn Hahn is in development at Disney Plus from Marvel Studios, Variety has learned exclusively from sources.
Hahn would reprise the role of Agatha Harkness in the series, which is described by sources as a dark comedy, though exact plot details remain under wraps. “WandaVision” head writer Jac Schaeffer would serve as the writer and executive producer on the project. Should the spinoff go forward, it would be the first project Schaeffer has set up with Marvel since she signed an overall deal with them and 20th Television in May.
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So, this relates to one of the questions I had about the episode, and I have a TL;DR explanation that may make sense if you guys want me to elaborate.
@BEJT (MCU Wiki)
In terms of defining MCU canon - it's not something I had thought to do in the letter, again in large part due to this being written directly to Marvel Studios. But by this I mean what I would believe is the general understood definition: An official part of MCU continuity. Meaning, an official part of the continuity of the fictional universes which officially comprise the MCU: Earth-199999 and its adjacent universes confirmed as parts of the franchise. (In the case of the shows, the letter is specifically pleading for them to remain as Earth-199999, with the issue of shunting them to another universe addressed.)
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