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Soooooooo… What If…? made Star Wars part of the MCU while no-one was paying attention

October 5th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Anyone paying attention to last week’s episode of What If…? might have spotted a fun little Star Wars nod.

The eighth episode, called What If… Ultron Won?, saw an Ultron/Vision hybrid using the Infinity Stones to smash his way through alternate dimensions and realities while fighting The Watcher and during this scene, we saw many familiar MCU locations. But we also saw a few that are not MCU locations but rather are locations from the galaxy far, far away.

Yes, the two locations were the lava planet of Mustafar where Anakin Skywalker became Vader, complete with Vader’s Castle in the distance, perched next to its stone bridge and the second location was the jungle planet of Fellucia which featured prominently in the Clone Wars and Revenge of the Sith both of which I’ve laid out below:

Now, obviously, this is just a little fun as to actually be trying to make Star Wars canon in the MCU would be problematic.


Well, let’s start in the episode itself when Clint Barton makes a Star Wars reference to Black Widow, saying “The Death Star plans are not in the main computer,” which is a line from A New Hope.

However, there are other issues, such as the fact that several actors appear in both franchises.

There’s also the fact the, in the MCU, Peter Parker/ Spider-man (Tom Holland) has made reference to The Empire Strikes Back and owns a Death Star Lego set.

But, I guess, when you’re dealing with a multiverse, anything is possible… but I’d take it as a fun little nod rather than getting up my hopes that we may finally see who would win between Thor and Darth Vader.

What say you all?

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….