When Doctor Strange used the time stone on Titan to look at the possible outcomes of the battle against Thanos, he saw around 14 million alternate futures; that was just for the possible outcomes of one battle. Now imagine if all major events that have occurred in the MCU had a different twist – what if Loki could wield Mjolnir? What if Peggy Carter got the super-soldier serum? What if Steve Rogers was iron man?
Such are the types of questions Marvel’s upcoming TV series ‘What If?’ will answer. Based on the comic books of the same name, the show will delve into how some of the most iconic MCU would have turned out if some key details were altered or switched.
Announced alongside other MCU shows like Loki, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and WandaVision, here’s all we know about ‘What If?’ so far.
What If? Release Date
What If? is set for a summer 2021 release and will allegedly have ten episodes in it’s the first season. A second season has also been officially confirmed.
You can watch the latest trailer here:
What it is About
The What If? the comic that first came out in 1977 explored alternate realities in the Marvel universe – a reality in which Spider-Man joins the Fantastic Four, or a reality in which the Hulk is as smart as Bruce Banner.
Based off these comics, the TV show coming to Disney+ will cover similar scenarios, of which the ones confirmed so far will feature Peggy Carter as Captain Britain after receiving the super-soldier serum, Steve Rogers in an iron man suit built by Howard Stark, and T’Challa as Starlord instead of Peter Quill.
What If? Cast
Since What If? is an animated series, the cast will solely be voicing their respective characters. That being said, Marvel has recalled some big names to voice their respective animated versions in What If?
Here are just a few of them:
- Josh Brolin as Thanos
- Chris Hemsworth as Thor
- Tom Hiddleston as Loki
- Natalie Portman as Jane Foster
- Taika Waititi as Korg
- Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster
- Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk
- Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
- Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye
- Michael Rooker as Yondu
- Karen Gillan as Nebula
- Paul Rudd as Ant-Man
- Michael Douglas as Hank Pym
- Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther
- Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger
- Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes
- Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter
- Toby Jones as Arnim Zola
- Neal McDonough as Dum Dum Dugan
- Sean Gunn as Kraglin
- Djimon Hounsou as Korath
- Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark
Where to Watch it?
Marvel’s What If? will be released exclusively only on Disney’s own streaming service, Disney+