Marvel's animated series "What If" continues to captivate audiences with its latest installment, Season 2 Episode 5. This episode, titled "What if Captain Carter fought the Hydra Stomper?", takes viewers on a thrilling ride through an alternate universe where Captain Carter leads the Avengers.
The episode is a sequel to the Captain Carter episodes from Season 1, picking up with the events of the first Avengers movie being slightly altered. In this reality, instead of being frozen in ice, Captain Carter is transported to the present day.
She leads a team comprising familiar faces like Black Widow, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp. Notably, the Hulk is absent, but Bruce Banner's presence is acknowledged. The episode's setting and character dynamics offer a fresh take on the Avengers' story, with a blend of action and humor reminiscent of the original Avengers movie.
The Scarlet Witch's New Role
A significant highlight of the episode is the return of Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch. This marks her first appearance since "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness." In a surprising twist, Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch is portrayed as a Merlin-like figure in a 1600s setting, assembling a multiverse team to save their world.
This intriguing development opens up new narrative possibilities and showcases the series' creative approach to exploring the Marvel multiverse. The episode also features a nod to Marvel's 1602 comics, with Nick Fury and Scarlet Witch appearing in an adaptation of this setting.
The inclusion of historical elements adds depth and variety to the series, allowing it to explore different genres and styles. Marvel's "What If" Season 2 Episode 5 successfully blends action, humor, and intriguing alternate realities to deliver a captivating experience.
The episode's exploration of different timelines and characters, along with the return of fan-favorite Scarlet Witch, makes it a standout entry in the series. As "What If" continues to delve into the multiverse, it remains a must-watch for Marvel fans and newcomers alike.