Time passes, production changes, but Marvel fans never tire of looking for easter eggs. Whether in animation or live-action format, no matter the series, we know that the studio is known for hiding any reference to previous productions in their releases.
The new wave of easter eggs started in WandaVision but followed the tradition in Loki and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. In What If…?, it all started just now, but of course, the audience has already found its first treasures.
The first episode of the animated series arrived last Wednesday on Disney+, revealing an alternate version of Peggy Carter. The last time we saw her was in Avengers: Endgame, when Steve Rogers went back in time to return the jewels and ended up sticking around, living the life Tony Stark always told him to.
The first episode showed what would have happened if Peggy had taken the supersoldier serum from Steve Rogers, who, as we saw in the episode, took over a machine from Howard Stark and became a sort of mechanical Hulk. On the other hand,
On the other hand, Peggy assumed the role of Captain Carter, a version of Captain Britannia from the comics. The success was such that the character is being tipped to win a solo production, which has not yet been confirmed by either side.
Many of the script elements from the first Captain America movie were changed in the episode, including the Red Skull’s hunt for the Tesseract.
His goal was to win World War II on behalf of Hydra, but he was eventually stopped momentarily by Peggy. So when the US military begins investigating the Tesseract, we see a well-hidden Easter Egg that only a magnifying glass would be able to spot.
In case you don’t have eagle eyes and can’t speak Italian yet, the page in the book that talks about the Tesseract carry the words:
“Don’t let the angry purple boy touch this”
It doesn’t take much MCU knowledge to guess who the purple boy is. Thanos begins his hunt for the Infinity Stones with the Tesseract in the Loki in the Avengers timeline.
After gaining mastery of the artifact, he continues his quest, and we know that he conquers it, taking over the Stones and being able to wipe out half the world’s population.
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