If you have been watching the popular television show What if, then you probably want to know when the next season will be out. There are rumors of the series being renewed for a second season, and it’s a good bet that you’ll see new episodes every week.
Season 2 release date
The second season of Marvel’s What If? has already been greenlit for production and should begin to air on Disney+ in 2023. It will feature new heroes and a possible alternate take on the Winter Soldier.
There are no concrete details about what to expect from the sequel, but it’s expected to focus on more character stories rather than big arcs. Season 2 is slated to follow the Guardians of the Multiverse as they battle Age of Ultron. In addition to Iron Man, Captain Carter, Thor, Black Widow, and the Avengers, this season will feature heroes from other universes. Some of these characters include Red Guardian, Korg, Hela, and the Black Panther.
There is also speculation that the evil Doctor Strange from season one will make a return, although this hasn’t been confirmed. As with the first season, there are rumors about the villains from phase four popping up in the second season.
In announcing the season two, executive producer Brad Winderbaum revealed that there are 30 episode ideas in development. One of the episodes will be based on Neil Gaiman’s comic book limited series 1602.
During a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, executive producer Brad Winderbaum revealed that the season would have a lot of the same concepts as the original, and was a fun look into the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the first season featured several MCU veterans, such as Tom Hiddleston, Hayley Atwell, and Jeff Goldblum, it’s expected that this season will feature many more of the MCU’s most popular heroes.
It’s not surprising that What If? season two was delayed, since the second season was originally planned to consist of nine episodes. However, it’s unclear whether or not this delay will prevent the show from getting a release date.
Season 2 cast
If you haven’t heard of What If, it is a Marvel Cinematic Universe project that explores how Marvel characters would have been if they had never been portrayed in films. It is based on Marvel Comics, and it is expected to be a multi-season series.
In the first season, actors from live action MCU films reprised their roles. This includes Josh Keaton, who takes over the role of Steve Rogers from Chris Evans. He appeared in Episode 1 as a skinner named Steve, and in later episodes, he played smaller roles.
In the second season, Marvel Studios is expected to include new characters. Some of the characters to be featured in Season 2 include Captain Carter, Bucky Barnes, and Steve Rogers. They will be joined by new characters from the newest movies.
There is a large cast of voiceover stars confirmed for the show, including Hayley Atwell, Elizabeth Olsen, and Lake Bell. However, there are also many other names that may be added to the cast.
Jeffrey Wright will return as The Watcher. In addition, the show’s creator, A.C. Bradley, has teased that this character will be one of the major ones to be explored in the upcoming season.
Other actors who will be returning to the series are Samantha Marie Ware, Louis Herthum, and Daniella Pineda. Keith Powers, Jane Levy, and Renee Zellweger are also expected to make appearances.
In the first season, the majority of actors who reprised their roles in live action MCU films did not. But that does not mean that they will not be in Season 2.
For example, while Chadwick Boseman will not be in Season 2, he is still scheduled to reprise his role as T’Challa in the upcoming film, Captain America: Civil War. Another tease involves evil Doctor Strange from Season 1.
It is believed that Marvel will be releasing more seasons of What If. This means that it could feature more popular Elseworlds stories. That could also mean that it could blend the remixes of popular MCU movies.
Episodes released weekly
The new streaming service Disney+ announced a weekly release schedule for its upcoming series. While that might sound like an unorthodox way to release content, the move could be a good thing. It keeps the audience engaged and pays off in the long run.
A number of other streaming services have started to follow the same trend, including HBO, Hulu, and Netflix. Some of the most popular shows are now releasing new episodes weekly. Streaming services are releasing a variety of series on a regular basis, but none of them are replicating the same release schedule as their peers.
The most important benefit of this strategy is that it allows the audience to see something new each week. This is especially true for younger audiences, who like to binge watch.
While this is not an entirely new idea, the weekly release method has only recently gained traction. This is due in part to a cultural disturbance caused by the habit of binge watching.
In addition to the usual suspects, Disney+ has released several other series, including live action Star Wars show The Mandalorian. There is also a mockumentary about the High School Musical.
In addition to the traditional model of releasing an episode once per week, Disney+ is making the most of its new release schedule by releasing several episodes of multiple shows at once. In the case of WandaVision, the story is about a mysterious woman named Vision, and the episode is not released all at once.
While the above-mentioned ‘What If…?’ is not exactly a true weekly release, it is a big show. Rather than a full-blown season, it will consist of nine episodes.
Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk likely to launch in 2022
It appears that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is stepping up its game with a slew of new TV shows. With three live action series set to debut on Disney+ this year and a fourth set to hit the streaming service next year, fans should expect more exciting content to come. In the meantime, there’s still plenty of new information coming out about the various projects.
The next series to arrive on the streaming platform is based on the Hulk, and it is set to feature Tatiana Maslany. The series will follow Jen Walters, who gains the Hulk’s powers after an emergency blood transfusion. She will be forced to balance her new career with her superhero fame.
She-Hulk is the third live action series to debut on Disney+. The series is based on the comic book character of the same name, and it’s helmed by Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson.
The plot details are minimal, but it looks like She-Hulk will be a part of the 2022 MCU schedule. The series is set to be released around June 2, 2022.
It’s unclear if She-Hulk will have any crossovers with other comic book heroes, but there are several potential references to other MCU stories. She-Hulk will also feature the Hulk, which makes sense since the character has a lot of different variants.
According to the sizzle reel, She-Hulk will be taking place before Ms. Marvel. However, the two may end up switching release windows. Since She-Hulk is still undergoing reshoots, it’s possible that she could show up in October instead of May.
Moon Knight, on the other hand, is closer to completion. Ethan Hawke and Oscar Isaac are set to star in the comic book series. A sequel has been planned, and director Destin Daniel Cretton has been commissioned.
New episodes coming out in a few days
What If…? is Marvel Studios’ first animated series. Featuring many MCU actors reprising their roles, the show explores alternate timelines in the multiverse.
The first season is set to debut on August 11, 2021. Its run will feature nine episodes. Each episode will be 30 minutes long, making the total running time a little under a half hour.
The first season is based on the Marvel Comics series of the same name. Jeffrey Wright acts as the narrator, while several Marvel characters appear in the show. Among those characters are Captain Carter, Iron Man, the Black Widow, the Red Guardian, and others.
Marvel has not officially confirmed if the second season will be released at the same time as the first. However, it is possible that the second season of What If…? will be the first to premiere on Disney Plus.
A second season was already in development when the first was announced. Marvel has not yet confirmed the cast, but it is expected that the series will feature the same cast as the first.
Season two will also feature new characters. According to Marvel, it will feature a Captain Carter storyline. Hayley Atwell will reprise the role of Captain Carter. She will be joined by Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, and Simu Liu.
In addition to new characters, the show will revisit some of the biggest moments in the MCU. Some of those include the return of Captain America and Nick Fury. Also, the show will feature a “multiversal” take on The Winter Soldier.
During San Diego Comic-Con, the studio revealed that What If…? will also debut as a spin-off series, titled Marvel Zombies. It is said to be a television-MA rating. Several familiar characters are in the show, including Ghost, the Abomination, Ms. Marvel, and the Scarlet Witch.