Marvel Studios’ WHAT IF…? Season 2 Explores Uncharted Territories in the MCU Multiverse

What If...? Season 2

Marvel Studios is set to redefine the boundaries of storytelling within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with the second season of What If…?. This animated series, known for its ingenious twists on well-known MCU narratives, is diving deeper into the endless possibilities of the multiverse, bringing new dimensions to iconic characters. With the Watcher returning as the narrator, voiced by Jeffrey Wright, viewers are in for a journey through a richly imagined series of alternate realities

A Journey Through the Multiverse

What If…? Director Bryan Andrews expressed his excitement and gratitude for the collaborative effort that brought this season to life:

“It feels really good to finally be sharing it. It takes a village to make these things, starting with all the amazing writing we get from these two wonderful individuals. Our vendors, who put it all together, but especially because they’re also in the house. Our incredible crew, the artists, the editors, the production staff that supports them. Everyone, top to bottom. The stuff wouldn’t look like this or be like this without everybody.”

-Bryan Andrews, Director-

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Andrews’ statement underscores the immense work and collective creativity that goes into producing each episode of What If…?. From the writers to the production staff, it’s a team effort that results in a visually stunning and narratively rich experience. The series not only revisits familiar MCU moments but reimagines them, offering fans a fresh perspective on their favorite heroes and villains.

The Return of Iconic Characters

What If...? Season 2
(L-R): Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Captain America/Steve Rogers, and Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff in Marvel Studios’ WHAT IF…?, Season 2 exclusively on Disney+. © 2023 MARVEL.

The anticipation for Season 2 is heightened by the inclusion of well-known MCU actors reprising their roles. This season promises to bring a new level of depth and authenticity to these alternate versions of beloved characters.


Bryan Andrews further elaborated on the creative process and the excitement of working with the original MCU cast:

“We got Kurt Russell to come back and be Ego… We got so many of them back. It was incredible.”

-Bryan Andrews, Director-

The return of these actors adds a layer of credibility and excitement to the series, as fans get to hear the original voices behind these reimagined characters. This casting choice not only honors the legacy of the MCU but also enhances the storytelling by maintaining a connection to the cinematic universe.

Diversity and Representation in Storytelling

What If...? Season 2
Kahhori in Marvel Studios’ WHAT IF…?, Season 2 exclusively on Disney+. © 2023 MARVEL.

Additionally, AC Bradley, head writer of What If…?, shared insights on the creative approach to the series, emphasizing the balance between respecting the original material and exploring new narratives:

“I think a lot of our episodes are actually female led… Captain Carter. Kahori. Actually, gosh, I think actually the number is good for us.”

-AC Bradley, Head Writer-

Bradley’s comment highlights the series’ commitment to diversity and representation, ensuring that What If…? not only challenges the norm but also reflects a broad spectrum of characters and stories.

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What If…? Season 2 is more than just an animated series. It’s a testament to Marvel Studios’ commitment to creativity, collaboration, and storytelling. With its talented cast and crew, the series is set to take viewers on an unforgettable journey through the MCU Multiverse, where anything is possible and every story is an adventure waiting to be told.

Marvel Studios’ What If…? Season 2 premieres on December 22, 2023, exclusively on Disney+. A new episode will be released each day for the remainder of 2023, ending with the ninth and final episode of the season on December 31, 2022.

About Marvel Studios’ What If…?

Marvel Studios What If

Season 2 Release Date: December 22, 2023 (1 New Episode each day, with the season finale on December 31, 2022)
Directed by: Bryan Andrews (S1)
Head Writer: AC Bradley (S1)
Executive Producers: Brad Winderbaum, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Bryan
Andrews, AC Bradley
Production Company: Marvel Studios

MCU Stars Reprising Roles (S1): Andy Serkis, Angela Bassett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Benicio Del Toro, Bradley Whitford, Carrie Coon, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Sullivan, Clancy Brown, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Danai Gurira, David Dastmalchian, Djimon Hounsou, Dominic Cooper, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, Evangeline Lilly, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Hayley Atwell, Jaimie Alexander, Jeff Goldblum, Jeremy Renner, John Kani, Jon Favreau, Josh Brolin, Karen Gillan, Kat Dennings, Kurt Russell, Leslie Bibb, Mark Ruffalo, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Douglas, Michael Rooker, Natalie Portman, Neal McDonough, Ophelia Lovibond, Paul Bettany, Paul Rudd, Rachel House, Rachel McAdams, Samuel L. Jackson, Sean Gunn, Sebastian Stan, Seth Green, Stanley Tucci, Taika Waititi, Tilda Swinton, Toby Jones, Tom Hiddleston and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor.

Season two of “What If…?” continues the journey as The Watcher (voice of Jeffrey Wright) guides viewers through the vast Multiverse, introducing brand-new and familiar faces from the MCU. The series questions, revisits and twists classic Marvel Cinematic Universe moments with an incredible
voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their iconic roles.

Season two features fan-favorite characters this season like Nebula, Hela and Happy Hogan, episodes are directed by Bryan Andrews (eps 2-9) and Stephan Franck (ep 1) and written by AC Bradley (eps 3, 4, 5, 8), Matthew Chauncey (eps 1-3, 7, 9) and Ryan Little (eps 6, 8). The animated series is executive produced by Brad Winderbaum, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Bryan Andrews and AC Bradley. The animated series begins streaming on Disney+ on Dec. 22—with a new episode debuting nightly for nine nights.

What twists on classic MCU moments are you most looking forward to seeing? Which characters do you hope will make an appearance in this alternate universe? How do you think the series will continue to push the boundaries of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Share your thoughts and join the conversation on Discord.

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