A Conversation With Head Of Visual Development And Character Design For What If…? Ryan Meinerding [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]


Weren’t we just excited for the premiere of Marvel Studios’ What If…? on Disney+? I bring this up because this week they are debuting the 6th episode of their series. Based on the poster that they released, we are finally going to get to see what Killmonger is up to in a different world. Since the first trailer for What If…? we have seen that Killmonger would play a prominent role in at least one episode of the series.

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It is going to feature Killmonger saving Tony Stark from the blast that in the original MCU timeline put him down the path to become Iron Man. One thing that is great about this episode is that it will feature the return of Michael B. Jordan to voice the character. He had first appeared in the MCU as the villain in the feature film, Black Panther


To get us ready this week for another episode, LRM Online’s Emmanuel Gomez talked with Ryan Meinerding. He is the head of Visual Development and Character Design for What If…? During our conversation, he tells us about his responsibilities. This of course includes taking established characters and tweaking them in order to make them fit new narratives. It was a great conversation that you can check out down below!

Here is the synopsis for Marvel Studios’ What If…?

“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. Directed by Bryan Andrews with AC Bradley as head writer, “What If…?”  is now playing exclusively on Disney+. With new episodes every Wednesday!

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