Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has confirmed that season 2 of Marvel’s What If…? is going to be made. The show is about alternate realities where important events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe played out differently. The show is one of several Marvel Universe series that will stream exclusively through Disney+. It will be just like the other MCU shows revealed so far. It will be canon to the franchise but in a different way.
A lot of people from movies are in the What If…? movie. They are actors like Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson. They will be reprising their roles from Marvel movies. Season 1 of this show will be ten episodes. One character will be Uatu, an alien that narrates the show and sometimes helps with the storyline. Marvel Studios and Disney are clearly expecting the show to go over well, too, having already started to work on the second installment.
What is the latest update related to What If Season 2?
Feige offered an update on Marvel’s What If…? during a recent interview with Buzzfeed Brasil, saying, “We have ten [episodes] for season 1, we’re already working on the next ten for season 2.” He went on to confirm he’s seen most of season 1 by this point, including the “very exciting” first episode set in a world where Peggy Carter, and not Steve Rogers, took the Super-Soldier Serum and became a Captain America-Esque superhero (albeit, a British-y one who dresses like Captain Britain from the Marvel Comics universe).
What are the reviews on What If Season 1?
Among the other alternate scenarios confirmed for Marvel’s What If…? season 1 so far are T’Challa (and not Peter Quill) becoming Star-Lord, and Captain America transforming into a zombie and battling the Winter Soldier. The only What If…? scenario that’s been firmly ruled out for the show is Jane Foster wielding Mjolnir, though that’s only because the Jane Foster Thor comic book storyline is being adapted for Taika Waititi’s 2021 MCU sequel, Thor: Love & Thunder. There’s really no shortage of multiverse situations for the TV series to adapt based on the twenty-three MCU films released as part of Phase 1-3, so it shouldn’t be difficult for the show to come up with enough fresh and fascinating material to fill at least two seasons, if not more.
Possible Marvel What If Season Season Two Storyline Ideas:
Captain Marvel and the Skrulls (What if Marvel’s Secret Invasion storyline went differently?)
The Hulk turning back into Bruce Banner after being exposed to a gamma bomb (What if he never turns back again?)
Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Nick Fury Jr., Spiderman 2099 teaming up in an alternate future timeline during World War III. There are many more possibilities, of course, but these four characters represent some of Marvel Studios’ biggest properties across all phases. Some fans have even gone so far as proposing that this could be an Avengers movie with no post-credit scene… just kidding! But we can dream, right?
This isn’t the first time a Disney+ series started developing its second season before it even drops, either. Production on The Mandalorian season 2 got underway prior to the show’s debut on Disney+’s launch day in November, based on the assumption season 1 would be a hit (which it has been). It stands to reason Marvel’s What If…? could be just as popular, simply going by how much MCU fans love theorizing and imagining “What If?” scenarios on their own time. And since its seasons take longer to complete due to the demands of their animation, that’s all the more reason to get the ball rolling on season 2 so early.
What can we expect from Marvel What If Season 2?
A Marvel What If Season is a series of animated shorts (typically two to three minutes long) that tells what would have happened if events in Marvel history had played out differently.
To date, Marvel has released three season’s worth of episodes: Marvel What If…?, where they explore “What if Iron Man lost the Civil War?”; Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble, which deals with “What if Peter Parker never became Spider-Man?”, as well as an episode exploring “What if Wolverine was raised by Sabretooth?”.
All told, there are nearly 70 different scenarios to potentially explore over time – so it stands to reason even just one additional season could be enough for fans. Of course, Marvel is not the only studio with a rich history of alternate realities to explore.