Marvel Cinematic Universe just dropped a successful season 1 of What If…? Based on the same name of comic book’s line it is an animated anthology series that recreated iconic scenes of the entire MCU saga with different perceptive. It teases the viewers with multiple possibilities for all the characters of the ode without altering the original. The animated version while questioning viewers with What If, simultaneously answers them with the top-notch visual delight.
So, as swiftly as the Watcher (Jeffery Wright) assembled the Guardians of Multiverse against an inevitable Ultron, Marvel Studios too decided to swiftly greenlight a Season 2. Here’s everything you need to know about What if…? Seaon 2.
When is What if season 2 coming out?
While there’s no official confirmation about when the series is slated to release one can expect it to come out as soon as late Summer 2022. Just like season 1, the second one will have a total of 9 episodes. Much of the content is already locked in as per AC Bradley head writer of the show who told Entertainment Weekly, “Going into the second season, we’re sticking with anthology form, and it’s going to be all-new stories, lots of fun, new heroes, and pulling more from Phase Four than we were obviously able to this season.”
Season 1 introduced us to Uatu, the extra-terrestrial known as the Watcher. This celestial being will be voiced by Westworld star Jeffrey Wright. He is tasked to keep a vigilant watch and record the consequential events of the multiple universes of Marvel. With his authoritative voice, the watcher will give narration to the animated series, though he cannot interfere. However, for the finale, the Watcher broke his oath and had more involvement than just being a spectator.
The Watcher first appeared in James Gunn’s Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2. In it, Wright shared the screen space with Stan Lee.
Cast – The New Guardians of The Multiverse
Since it is an animated anthology, we will only hear the voice-over of actors. Thor, Loki, Jane Foster, Ant-Man, Hulk, Thanos, Nebula, Black Panther, and in almost brief every character of MCU will reprise their role as voice cast in What If…? Along with the OG cast many new characters like Shang-Chi and Eternals too will show up in Season 2 of What if…? In short, the Guardians of the Multiverse roster is going to expand with each episode.
More Marvel Animations on the Way
As MCU branches into the concept of animated series, there is an assurance that this will not be the only animated series in the Marvel world. In last year’s investor day, another animated series ‘I am Groot’ was announced. The details about its cast, character, and synopsis are still thin, but it’s a surety that it will see the daylight.
Evidently, with the What If series, Marvel is looking beyond its two most iconic characters, namely Iron Man and Captain America. It will focus on an extensive exploration of all the heroes of the franchise and justify the phrase “every universe is unique”.