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"Time. Space. Reality. It's more than a linear path. It's a prism of endless possibility, where a single choice can branch out into infinite realities, creating alternate worlds from the ones you know. I am The Watcher. I am your guide through these vast new realities. Follow me, and ponder the question... What if?"
The Watcher[src]

What If...? is an animated American web television series based on the Marvel Comics series of the same name. It is the sixteenth television series and the first animated series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The series is produced by Marvel Studios and was released on Disney+.

The first season is the fifth installment of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It premiered on August 11, 2021 and concluded on October 6, 2021.

The second season is in production[1] and expected to premiere in 2022.[2]


Season One

What if instead of Steve Rogers, Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) actually became the first Super Soldier? That creative brainstorming exercise is the heart of What If...?, the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first animated series. The anthology reimagines numerous major events from the movies in game-changing ways, and also features Chadwick Boseman, who was able to reprise T'Challa via voice work before his death.[3]

Season Two

After enlisting the Guardians of the Multiverse to stop Infinity Ultron, The Watcher returns in Season 2 of What If...? to meet new heroes and explore more strange new worlds in the MCU's ever-expanding Multiverse.[4]


Starring Cast



On March 12, 2019, /Film reported that Marvel Studios was developing an animated television series based on the What If comic book series for Disney+ with Kevin Feige set to serve as an executive producer.[5]

On April 11, 2019, during Disney’s 2019 Investor Day, it was announced that the series would premiere during the first year of Disney+.[6] Kevin Feige also announced that each episode would explore a key moment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and that first episode would explore what if Peggy Carter was given the Super Soldier Serum instead of Steve Rogers.[7]

On July 20, 2019, at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Kevin Feige revealed most of the cast and announced that the series was scheduled to debut on Disney+ in the Summer of 2021. It was also announced that Jeffrey Wright would voice The Watcher in the series.[8]

On December 18, 2019, Kevin Feige revealed that the first season of the series would consist of ten episodes and that the second season of ten episodes was already in pre-production.[1]

On October 28, 2020, Variety reported that Laura Karpman would be composing the score for the series.[9]

On May 14, 2021, Entertainment Weekly reported that the series would premiere in August.[3]

On July 8, 2021, it was announced that the series would premiere on August 11, 2021.[10]

On August 2, 2021, in an interview with Collider, Brad Winderbaum revealed that first and second season of the series would consist of nine episodes each.[11] That same day, Winderbaum also revealed that Captain Carter would appear in every season of the series.[12]

On August 20, 2021, Kevin Feige revealed that the second season of the series would incorporate events based on movies released as part of Phase Four.[13]

On October 6, 2021, in an interview with Variety, Bryan Andrews revealed that there were plans for a T'Challa/Star-Lord spin-off series before Chadwick Boseman's passing.[14]

On March 12, 2022, it was reported that the second season of the series was expected to premiere in 2022.[2]


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