As an anthology series, What If...? views the events of the universe through a new lens, thanks to the Watcher's omniscience. In the first episode, it's Peggy Carter who receives the super-soldier serum and Steve Rogers pilots the Hydra Stomper, which is powered by the Tesseract. These tiny changes to the storylines show off how different the universe would have become, like the fact that Prince T'Challa becomes Star Lord leads to a hero more like Robin Hood instead of self-interest and dance-offs.
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As a result, fans have gotten a glimpse into a myriad of multiverses and the next one will be continuing the progressively darker tone that the show has started. These two posters, posted to Twitter, show off a zombified Captain America and Hawkeye with the ominous statement, "Assemble the undead." Marvel Zombies is a miniseries published in 2005 with Robert Kirkman and Sean Phillips behind the writing and the artwork. You'll recognise Kirkman's name if you are an apocalyptic fiction aficionado, as he's the creator of The Walking Dead.
Assemble the undead :boom: Zombies awaken in the fifth episode of Marvel Studios' #WhatIf...?, streaming Wednesday on @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/dbTvjRqKnI
- Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) September 6, 2021
In the comics, the infection is carried by Sentry from Earth-91126 into Earth-2149 who attacks and bites the Avengers after they arrive to discover who or what has entered their reality. The heroes retain their intelligence but become rabid with "the Hunger" and they bite and consume all other organic life on the planet. It's unlikely that the events of the next What If...? episode will follow these in order to ensure every fan is in for a surprise, so the theories are already running rampant.
The most popular one is that the difference will be that Crossbones and his lackeys will be successful in their raid of the Institute for Infectious Diseases in Lagos, Nigeria. In Captain America: Civil War, the mercenary is stopped by the Avengers and Black Widow secures the bioweapon that the group had stolen. However, as the potential of this bioweapon has never been officially acknowledged in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's possible that it contains a virus capable of transforming humans into zombies. Of course, this is conjecture and we'll get to see the ramifications of the teeny tiny change in the episode that goes live tomorrow.
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