As you know, Marvel Studios has its hands on television, having released several TV series since WandaVision premiered in 2021. What If? is also an MCU TV series that was released on August 11, 2021, and now fans are waiting with bated breath for What If Season 2.
As mentioned earlier, Marvel Studios has been quite prolific in TV series in recent years. For example, Loki, Hawkeye, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Ms. Marvel are some of the TV series from the MCU that have been praised by Marvel fans. Although most of them are miniseries, Loki Season 2 is eagerly awaited by viewers as What If Season 2.
There are also many new TV series to be released by Marvel Studios: Echo, Spider Man: Fresh Year, Wonder Man and Marvel Zombies, just to name a few. But in this article, we are going to take a glimpse at the upcoming season of Marvel’s animated TV series What If? Without much ado, let’s get right to it!
Is There a Season 2 of What If?
Unfortunately, there isn’t a Season 2 of What If? yet. However, Season 2 was announced by Disney+ in 2019 and is expected to be released in 2022. Also, there was a rumor circulating on the internet that What If Season 2 will be released in July 2022, but this isn’t true. Neither Marvel nor Disney+ have announced an exact release date for the animated series.
Season 2 poster and trailer wasn’t revealed either. So, we are still waiting for Marvel’s What If? to be released in 2022, but not in July. It’s quite possible that the next season will premiere in August 2022, considering that the first season was released in August 2021.
How many episodes will What If Season 2 pack? The first season of the series was supposed to consist of 10 episodes. However, it was shortened due to the COVID -19 pandemic. We assume that Season 2 will also consist of 9 or 10 episodes.
What Is the What If Story?
What If? is an animated anthology series that, as the title suggests, revolves around alternate timelines in the multiverse. Marvel fans would remember that the multiverse was introduced in the Season one finale of Loki. What If? tells the story of what would happen if important moments from the MCU movies went differently, and that story is observed by the Watcher.
What about What If Season 2? What will it be about? In Season 2, the Watcher will explore more strange worlds, meet new heroes and protect the multiverse.
Does What If Tie into the MCU?
Yes, What If? is linked to the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). Created by A. C. Bradley for the streaming platform Disney+, the series is an anthology animated series based on the Marvel comic book series of the same name. Also, it’s Marvel Studios’ fourth TV series and the studio’s first animated series.
Because the MCU is a mythological universe in its own right, each part of the universe contributes to the whole. The reciprocal references between the films and TV series increase the coherence and unity of the universe, as well as its credibility. Moreover, in this way, the MCU creates a metastory that is valid and acceptable in all MCU movies and TV series.
Thus, it can be said that Marvel’s What If? presents its viewers with a multiverse that both contains elements from other MCU movies and also refers to them. In this way, Marvel fans enjoy seeing numerous possibilities of events that have happened in the different MCU movies over the years.
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