After a long break from the MCU, it looks like the cinematic universe is catching a new breath. The last film, Spider-Man: Far From Home, premiered in summer 2019, but this year, MCU will release multiple TV shows about everyone’s favorite (and sometimes less favorite) superheroes and villains. WandaVision is already out and several other shows are coming, including the heavily-anticipated What If? series.
Based on comic-book storylines of the same name, What If? shows different, often seemingly impossible stories. Well-known Marvel heroes become someone else in them. The series has run for decades so there are plenty of great stories that would fit well in the MCU.
Compared to his MCU, Flash Thompson is quite different in the comics books. However, one thing that remains the same is that he is not the nicest person out there. He bullies Peter constantly and is often seen calling him ugly names.
If Flash got bitten by the radioactive spider instead of Peter, his life would be much different. In the comics, when he becomes Spider-Man, he goes to fight crime and fails horribly. Although multiple characters have stepped into the web-slingers boots, Flash probably isn’t the best candidate.
Vision is a good person. He protects others and wants to do the best thing. But these wishes could possibly lead him astray, as one What If? scenario proved.
In the story, Vision was determined to make all the injustices in the world right. As a result, he started controlling the planet. While he did protect people, he also took away their freedom. It’s a fascinating story with many moral implications, and it shows that sometimes the road to Hell is indeed paved with good intentions.
Spider-Man is one of the most popular Marvel superheroes, and there are many aspects of his life the What If? comics focused on. One interesting scenario was when Peter decided to become famous instead of fighting crime.
After all, someone with his powers could easily amass fans and become well-known. He would never struggle with being poor again but he also wouldn’t be saving lives. In the MCU, Peter is 14 years old when he starts his superhero journey. At this age, it might be tempting to use his powers to become an internet sensation.