The season finale of Marvel’s hit new series Loki will air on Disney+ on July 14, and after that, Marvel fans will be wondering what will fill that empty feeling left on Wednesdays. Well, luckily they will not have to wait too long. Marvel will be releasing its highly anticipated animated series What If…? on August 11.
What If…? takes everything people know about the Marvel Cinematic Universe and flips it on his head. The official description from Disney reads:
“What If…?” flips the script on the MCU, reimagining famous events from the films in unexpected ways. Marvel Studios’ first animated series focuses on different heroes from the MCU, featuring a voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their roles. The series is directed by Bryan Andrews; Ashley Bradley is head writer.
As you can see from the above poster released by Marvel, What If…? will seemingly examine what would have happened if Peggy Carter had become Captain Britain and if Spider-Man had Doctor Strange’s Cloak of Levitation, among a variety of other scenarios.
With all of these alternate possibilities being examined, Marvel fans may also see characters that they have not seen in years, including those who were killed off in certain Marvel films. One actor has even recently teased his return to the MCU.
Andy Serkis, who played villain Ulysses Klaue in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and again in Black Panther (2018), shared a picture of the What If…? poster along with an intriguing message on his Instagram page.
For those Marvel fans who may not remember Ulysses Klaue — and, understandably, considering how many heroes and villains encompass the MCU — he is an international black-market arms dealer who stole a large amount of Vibranium from Wakanda. Klaue then sold the Vibranium to Ultron, who ended up cutting off one of Klaue’s arms.
Klaue then teamed up with Erik Killmonger in order to obtain more Vibranium. He was then hunted by Black Panther and the Dora Milaje. Unfortunately, the partnership only worked for a little while and Killmonger killed Klaue as a way to get into Wakanda and challenge King T’Challa AKA Black Panther for the Wakandan throne.
At this time, Serkis’s revival of Klaue is not listed on his IMDb page or the official IMDb page for What If…?. However, after the post shared by Serkis, it would be odd not to see Klaue make some sort of appearance in the new show.
Would you like to see Ulysses Klaue come back to the MCU in What If…? Let us know in the comments!