Marvel WHAT IF Episode 8 Breakdown & Ending Explained Spoiler Review | Easter Eggs & Ultron Theories
Thank you for clicking this now lets get into what. If episode, 8., okay, so last weeks, episode ended with the biggest party pooper of them all arriving on the scene. Ultron had entered party thors universe and with him he brought not only his iron legion of ultron bots, but also the infinity stones and visions face. I forgot to point out last time that the way the mask opened up was clearly a naughty tony starks iron man. One in reverse, tony of course, helped to build ultron in the mcu, and because of this, the murder bot took on several of his personality traits. These included his speech patterns and sayings, and one of them even triggered claw into realizing who made him. However, it actually went far beyond that and in the movie, both the characters struggled over the word children invaders create avengers people create smaller people. Music children have lost the word there hey. I absolutely love this detail and the episode should sort of be seen as visions revenge for all those times that he died, which which was a lot. It was a lot to be fair. Now the episode basically reframes avengers age of ultron and asks us what would have happened had ultron won in the film he attempted to shift his consciousness into visions body and had he achieved this, then the character would have been almost indestructible. Whilst there are several callbacks to that film, theres also some nods to one division and other movies involving killer machines when ultron awakens in visions body.
The shot is actually set up to look very similar to one hayward activated white vision at the end of one division. Episode. 8.. Beyond that, i got a lot of terminator vibes and that franchise is, of course, about an ai that ends up going rogue and it destroys all of humanity. When the needs are firing, we can catch several shots, including a form in which the weapons are launched close to as well as the planet from space as the explosions go off. Similar sort of scenes happened in terminator 3. I think it might be a call back to that now. The episode as a whole is also basically taking the concept of the original age of ultron comic and going completely wild with it in that ultron destroyed the world and the heroes had to band together. In order to stop him, characters like hawkeye even retreated to bunkers and they fought on the landscape of a destroyed planet which included locations like new york and san francisco. Unlike the episode, wolverine ended up going back in time and stopping things, but i really feel like they gave us the age of ultron that we, as fans wanted. The movie was very much in name only and its nice that they found a way to give fans of the book, something that falls in line with what many of us thought the film would be about. Now we start with the watcher overlooking a completely devastated landscape covered in what likely is the fallout of nuclear winter? We see natasha romanov racing in on her bike and also catch clint with a metal arm similar to the winter soldiers.
His arm was clearly taken from him in a tactical way so that he couldnt fire arrows, but hes managed to regain the ability due to the synthetic. This is a slight switch up from the comics, as in that when we joined black widow, she was with moon knight instead of hawkeye. He, however, did open the series, so its nice theyve managed to keep the character structure somewhat similar that is desperate to outrun the machines as they chase her through the city and its not too long before they pick up hawkeye, who must have stole an invisible cloak From harry potter, hawkeye now has his mohawk back, like he did between the snap in the blip in avengers endgame. This was at a time when he lost everything, including his family, so its nice that they brought it back because of the symbolism it carries now at the time yeah. At the time i came up with a bloody great nickname for him, and that was mo hawkeye, but it never caught on. However, im bringing it back and calling myself an underappreciated genius, because mo hawkeye is absolutely amazing, and you better like that. You better, like the bloody video ill, tell you. The fight scene is extremely similar to his one against the chittori and the avengers and its easily the best opening of the series. For me, the ultron bots leave hawkeye looking pretty armless, but you have to hand it to him. The guy does some great falling with style throughout the scene.
Widow mentions the hive mind, and this is also somewhat a nod to the original graphic novel, in that our heroes learned that ultron had actually traveled into the future and that he was using visions body as a conduit in the past to make sure that they had No chance of winning because vision came from ultron it granted him the ability to possess him, and the episode somewhat does something similar with the mcu counterpart. Now it turns out that the pair have gone to the kremlin, which natasha refers to his home. Black widow is, of course, russian, and this infamous location is, of course, in moscow. We then go to the past and see tony saying that he sees a suit of armor around the world whilst looking over lokis scepter. This, of course, contained the mind stone and it allowed tony to create what he believed was a peacekeeping program. Tony did a full. U turn on his original ideology, as you might remember that he initially said hed be out of the job with peace. However, this changed over the series and upon leaving the cave, the first thing he did was hold up a peace sign in the senate. He held up two and upon burying the hatchet with captain america. He said he just wanted peace. The idea to create peace in our time made him build ultron, which was, of course, his greatest failure. I think it says a lot about humanity that ultron spent 30 seconds on the internet and just thought you know what these guys got.
Ta go now in the intro. We get several shots of age of ultron, including the one in which they stood around visions cradle unit deciding what to do with it. However, in the multiverse ultron was able to upload successfully, and thus he was near unstoppable. Ultron went after the new codes and completely decimated the avengers because of his new abilities. We catch a quick cut of capped, shield completely destroyed on the floor, and this is something that was seen in tonys vision at the start of age of ultron. We also catch similar iconography to this vision, including a slumped over hulk and milner, also on the ground. Now i believe that this is located at the nexus point which we learned in that film was the central hub in which all information on the internet flowed through this included. The nuclear codes which ultron gets his hands on general ross looks over the entire destruction of the planet and nat and clint only managed to survive because theyre in a quinjet when it happens, ive seen a couple of people asking why its got a similar voice to James spader and not paul bettany well, this is because that voice very much came from jarvis, but as ultrons the dominating personality here, this version ends up sticking with the original sound in the end. After bringing peace to the world, we watch as thanos arrives on earth. In order to collect the mind stone, his entrance is very similar to how he appeared on titan and infinity war, but he doesnt really get the same.
Welcome and instead hes immediately cut in two, which was quite funny in the wide shot. We can see that ultrons now made his home at avengers tower and in age of ultron. We saw as a quinjet runway had been put in place to allow easier access for the avengers vision, destroys the gauntlet and using what i believe on nano machines. He makes himself into a living one. This could be a nod to the comics, as in that tony made a suit capable of holding the stones, but it could also be a reach now because of his newfound gifts, hes able to alter reality and create as many ultron sentries as he wants its at This point that he manifests a red cape and now he had one as the vision. This could be a nod to the scene in which viz mimicked thor and created one for himself. From this point onwards, he travels across the galaxy independent staying everything and his first stop is asgard theres a shot in here that, i think, could be a reference to alien covenant, namely the ozymandia scene in which david arrives on the engineers home planet and completely destroys It next he travels to the sovereign, which is where we see the events from the opening of guardians of the galaxy vol 2.. Originally, that was quite a fun scene, packed with baby groot dancing, but here its absolutely devastating. We watch, as he travels to sakaar and see the midst of a gladiator battle and get not only an appearance by korg, but also the grand master.
Now the grandmasters smile has been completely wiped off his face and he dies in a manner that looks very similar to laras death at the beginning of man of steel. Yes, i know its dc and not marvel im. Just saying now, ego gets his shut down as the planet is annihilated and the zandarians are decimated. Captain marvel arrives and calls him skynet, which is, of course, a nod to the ai from terminator. She says she doesnt think that film needs a sequel, and this is because she had left earth when terminator 2 was made, so she wouldnt know it existed. Maybe she was right, though, yeah because some of those terminator sequels not very good, now carol flies him into the planets core and though she almost destroys him ultron bests her with a combined might of the infinity stones, destroying her completely ravages the galaxy, and it is Possible that this explosion happens because carol herself has powers which come from an infinity stone. The combined might of this destroys life, as we know it, except for on earth weirdly, but rather than finding joy in completing his task much like thanos. There is some sadness to it. The work is done, but it has robbed him of his purpose and because of the silence in the universe, hes able to attain another level of consciousness which allows him to witness the watcher. This alerts him to the fact that there are universes and it just continues his path of genocide.
Now the watcher has been a character. Thats appeared in all of the episodes so far and throughout our videos we theorized that he was gon na, be the one that pulled all of the heroes together for the finale throughout the series. You might have noticed that hes been getting closer and closer and closer. Every single time first, he started off as just a silhouette amongst the stars, but as the episodes have gone on, weve started to be able to see the actual details in his face because he was close up and personal in episode 5 and then took a big Step back for six, before going even further back for seven, we did theorize that the leaks were true and that the order of five and seven had been switched. If we look at them in the leaked order, i think it does line up and it is possible that the creative team swapped the episodes. So we got the tease of ultron last week now. For me, the way theyve done it works a lot better than what they had in the leaks and though well probably never know for definite. If thats, what happened, i do think that the leaked episode lineup was indeed true and thats, because im, never ever gon na admit im wrong im, never admitting it never. Now we join up with widow and hawkeye once more and they travel into the final storage center of the kremlin. Hawkeye asks if nadas seen raiders of the lost ark, and this shot is very similar to the one at the end of that movie.
I wish they had have said: do you get the feeling were being watched, but, alas, they get down to the busy work and attempt to go through the files one by one within them? Widow finds red guardians shield and she ends up taking it. The watcher also gets a bit bored and frustrated like when you watch your friend play a video game and he starts shouting out that the key lies with arnhem zola, who has of course appeared in the mcu at several points in the winter soldier. We learn that he became an ai after uploading, his brain today at banks below camp lehigh hes, the only thing that can really combat ultron and we learn that theres a copy of him at a hydra base in siberia. Now, because of this, it is possible that he still exists in the mcu and dun dun dun, im, gon na say zola is still alive. Now. I would absolutely love to see him back in the marvel universe, especially if they gave him his robot body from the comics, and this does sort of highlight that there is a way to bring him back now. He does get somewhat of a robot body later on. In the episode, but hopefully this isnt the last time that weve seen him and yeah just bring the guy back now. The watcher ways are whether to intervene, as this would, of course, have disastrous consequences at the end of the episode he does, and it is possible that this just causes more breaks in the multiverse which could lead into season two now when clint gives up, he says The death star plans are not in the main computer, and this line is pulled verbatim from the opening of a new hope when a stormtrooper said it to darth.
Vader clint has given up help, but the location to zola is found by nat and they head out to the base. This base in siberia was also the location that we saw at the start of civil war and its where the winter soldier program operated out of. Unfortunately, at this point, ultron breaks through the multiversal barrier and he states that destroying this is his purpose, which may be another agent smith, who said the phrase repeatedly in the matrix trilogy in the hub. They find the winter soldier, tanks that were used to house the other agents and, as we saw in that film zemo killed them all. They activate zola who states their names upon greeting them, and this is similar to what he did in the winter soldier. You might also notice that the instructions to activate him are in russian, whereas in america they were in english. He goes to rattle the speech off that he gave in that movie, but nat shuts it down. After saying that shes already made a copy of him. Hawkeye threatens to wicked witch of the west him and pour water all over his computer, and thus he agrees to their demands. They call in the cavalry and order a pizza from ultron which alerts them to their presence. It only takes a couple of minutes for them to deliver it, and i tell you what peter parker hes not going to be happy about that now. Hawkeye uses a usb type arrow and the character also had something similar in the avengers when he launched his attack on the helicarrier.
This idea of uploading a virus to ultron actually pulls directly from the comics as in age of wolverine traveled into the past and told hank to put one in place, so that should the day come when ultron goes wild. That theyd have a way to stop him. Zola says ultron isnt, the first genocidal maniac hes had to deal with, and this is, of course not only a nod to hitler, but also the red skull. They destroy the data banks and fire an arrow into a sentry which allows zola to infect it. They then travel into a similar rocket area to what tony cap and bucky fought in during civil war, and it leads to a great action scene in which they go head to head with the horde of ultron bots intent on their destruction in a reverse of avengers. Endgame clint is the one who ends up falling instead of widow and the pair holding onto each others. Arms, i think, is definitely put in place to mirror the scene in which nat dies in a reverse of it. Clint is the one who sacrifices himself and we learned that, because ultron has traveled into the multiverse that zola is unable to disable him on the outside of reality. He and the watcher go head to head across the landscape of the multiverse, which does look similar to the area that we saw in the hyundai ad that ill talk about later on. Uh manifests his own armor and the two battle it out, which not only shows how powerful the ladder is, but also how powerful that ultra now is because of the infinity stones.
Hes able to destroy any reality at will and we watch as they travel from universe. To universe, you might notice that the guy from last week who had pineapples on his shirt is back, and it seems like his destiny – is to be at the forefront of every alien invasion on a times square billboard we can actually catch steve. In the background being sworn in as the president – and this is one of the best easter eggs, i think – has been in the show so far as ultron punches him reality warps around them and we watch as the onlookers transform into a condens before they become people From the middle ages and also scrolls, it really sets up infinite ultron as the most dangerous threat in the entire multiverse and its difficult to think. If weve encountered someone worse than this kurta the watcher going to strange, supremes home in which he too destroyed reality, we see him in his beast form, but he does turn back into a human in order to talk to yuatu hes as arrogant as ever, and he Rubs it in the watchs face that hes gon na have to break his oath, similar to the watcher strange took an oath, namely the hippocratic one in which he said. Hed never take a life. However, this version ended up breaking that and they do share some common ground and you know you have to do what you want to do.
Oh so, bad sorry, i was just in ejecting that i was gon na. Do a you. Do want to break your oath, but lets be honest. Both those puns are as bad as each other. Now he asks for help yeah how we close out in a similar manner, to what we did in the strange supreme episode with us, seeing his gem like reality. Now, as for next time, there has been a lot of the finale thats been shown in the trailers, weirdly theres, actually more out on that episode than there was in advance for this one, and we will of course be getting a massive team up with all of The heroes from across the series marvel are so smart in the way that they do team ups and theyve kind of done. What, if, in the exact same way that they did the avengers? They seemingly did standalone stories that gave us all of the origins of the characters, but we now know that theyre gon na team up – and it just allows us to hit the ground running next week now so far on the sneak peeks and first looks weve seen Several meetings, including captain carter, coming face to face with strange supreme. There was also him meeting with thor and the ladder talked about zombies, which of course, ties in with episode. 5. theres been two big team up shots shown in the trailers, and this included black widow. Captain carter, fenora and party thor the pan is pretty quick on it in the trailers, but we can also catch to charlotte standing there as well.
Also did you catch that captain carter has an updated, uniform. The union jack on her chest appears silver much in the same way that cap starters too darn it make it bloody proud to be british. Now the other team up shot had killmonger in his black panther costume thenora again this time, a better view of tchalla and, lastly, party thought so yeah the trailers spoiled it all before i even had a chance to. You might also remember that there was a hyundai ad in which several of the characters from the series fought against ultron bots, and this is probably going to be similar to what we see in the final episode with the amazing new hyundai, hopefully making an appearance available. Now available now go buy one now in that ad. The watcher also used his powers, and i have a theory that his interfering to stop this big threat actually causes the multiverse to split even more and that this sets up season 2.. There was also a clip in the first trailer in which party thor said slow down as theres people in the room that dont understand what youre saying, though he said it wasnt him and he got the gist of it. He was clearly talking about himself because yeah the guys a bit dim no offense if hes watching this, which he probably is hes a big fan. Now. Not only does this kind of show that the over the top arrogance and vanity that this version of thor has, but it also lets us know that something quite complicated is being explained to a room full of people.
My guess is that this is either the watcher or strange supreme going over. The multiverse to the heroes that have been pulled across theyll probably be explaining this matinee threat and its all just going over thors head now. This will probably be earlier in the episode. I imagine and itll help to get the heroes up to speed before they go into a big fight. Its gon na be interesting to see what happens and because theyre multiversal versions, there might even be a couple of deaths. There was also a shot in which pepper and a young shuri were fighting in what i believe is wakanda, as well as one of ego holding quill up in the air to drain his powers. This makes me think that we might also get some parts early on in the episode in which we learn about what happened in the cliffhangers in the series. The charlotte fighting across the multiverse and not being there to stop ego could lead to that reality being destroyed. But yet were just gon na have to see now for the next part of the video im gon na be giving a brief review and then going into the venom. Let there be carnage, post credit scene details that ive been told. I will give you a heads up before then, though in case you want to dive out the video without having anything ruined. Now, as for my thoughts on the episode, i know this was another pretty depressing one, but if youve been keeping up with our reviews, then youll know dems are favorite.
For me, this is one of the best episodes in the entire series, if not the best and im gon na have to go back and rewatch the strange supreme one and zombies. Alongside this to decide, which is my favorite, it also answers a big criticism that people have with the show, which is that everything feels disjointed. As i mentioned, marvel are just sticking to the strategy of letting us get to know the characters before they bring them all. Together and its nice that we now know that this is where theyre taking things it looks like theyre doing the same thing with either the dark, avengers or thunderbolts, and it just works really well. In my opinion, the finale will be way better because weve had this setup, and i actually think that the series will work really well on re watches, because theyve took the time to lay the groundwork anyway, great little depressing episode, which is always fun fun fun. For me now, as for the venom leaks, full spoilers, ahead and therell be carnage in the comments, if i dont give you this heads up so head off now, okay, so the post credit scene of venom, let there be carnage, will apparently show the peter parker news Report that was shown at the end of far from home. We catch eddie, brock and venom in a hotel room watching it, and when peter parker appears on screen the ladder says he looks tasty.
I havent got many details beyond the pair just being sat watching it play out, but thats meant to be whats going on from what ive been told, that awesome indicators that this could be happening in the multiverse with venom being pulled across. But i dont know for definite, however, that is very interesting. Potentially he could have been pulled into the mcu timeline or he could just be seeing things from his own universe. Details are super sketchy at the moment, but thats whats currently going round about the ending of the film. There was a fan screening of the movie earlier this month, which tom hardy said not to spoil, but then the marketing team at sony just kept saying things like the universe is expanding and so on so yeah you kind of spoiled it yourself. Now, from what ive been told, venom wont actually feature in no way home and instead daniel rpk has reported that spider man will be the one who shows up in venom. Three take all this with a pinch of salt as leaks and reports like this can always just be made up, but that seems to be whats happening anyway. Thats the video on the episode – and i hope you enjoyed it and obviously id love to hear your thoughts and theories on everything that weve talked about. We are running a competition right now and giving away three copies of the zack snyder dc trilogy on the 30th of september, and all you have to do to be on the chance of winning is like the video make sure you subscribe with notifications on and drop A comment below with your thoughts on the video.
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