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"I don't do sequels. Normally."
The Watcher[src]

The Second Season of What If...? was announced in December 2019. It premiered on December 22, 2023.

Synopsis[]

Season 2 of What If...? continues the journey as The Watcher guides viewers through the vast Multiverse, introducing brand new and familiar faces throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The series questions, revisits and twists classic Marvel Cinematic moments with an incredible voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their iconic roles.[1]

Plot[]

The Watcher continues observing the countless timelines from the Nexus of All Realities:

  1. Ronan the Accuser betrays and kills Thanos, which results in Nebula joining the Nova Corps.
  2. Ravagers deliver a young Peter Quill to Ego as planned, so he becomes an accessory in Ego's Expansion. Quill lands on Earth, so S.H.I.E.L.D. assembles the Avengers in the 1980s in response to the possible threat.
  3. Justin Hammer takes over the Avengers Tower during a Christmas party, so Happy Hogan, Darcy Lewis and Maria Hill have to stop him without the Avengers.
  4. Iron Man does not come back to Earth after destroying the Chitauri Command Center and instead lands on Sakaar, where he has to confront the Grandmaster's rule and survive Gamora's revenge.
  5. Captain Carter discovers that HYDRA Stomper is still alive, but he had been captured and exploited by the Red Room.
  6. As a result of Asgard's fall, the Tesseract lands in the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and opens a gateway to the Sky World. Kahhori harnesses the power of the Tesseract and uses her new abilities to save her people from the Spanish Empire.
  7. Odin banishes Hela to Earth instead of Hel where she encounters the Ten Rings and embarks on a journey to learn mercy.

Suddenly, even for the Watcher, Carter gets summoned to a universe of 1602 England, which is being plagued by Incursions, by Scarlet Witch who believes that Carter can save their world. However, she fails to save Queen Hela, so King Thor blames Carter and orders to detain her. Carter recruits Rogers Hood and his merrymen to confront Thor's court and identify a temporal anomaly which causes incursions. However, Carter finds out that Rogers was an anomaly all along, so he willingly steps into a rift between into realities to save his world.

Stuck in 1602, Carter gets approached by Strange Supreme who had been capturing the so-called "universe killers" to protect the Multiverse from them. He asks Carter to help him capture a runaway, who turns out to be Kahhori. She reveals that Strange lied to Carter; he was capturing villains and heroes alike to sacrifice them and revive his home reality. Carter and Kahhori join forces to stop Strange. During their battle, Carter and Kahhori manage to save the prisoners, while Strange regains his senses and sacrifices himself, recreating the universe that was once his home. The Watcher approaches Carter and offers to return her home, but Carter instead asks him to take her on a journey across the Multiverse.

Cast[]

Starring Cast[]

Guest Stars[]

Episodes[]

Image Title Number Airdate Writers Directors
What If...? S2 E1 Poster What If... Nebula Joined the Nova Corps? 2.01 December 22, 2023 Matthew Chauncey Stephan Franck
When Nebula is recruited to join the Nova Corps, she sets out to prove her detective skills.
What If S2 E2 Poster What If... Peter Quill Attacked Earth's Mightiest Heroes? 2.02 December 23, 2023 Matthew Chauncey Bryan Andrews
When Ego and a young Peter Quill threaten Earth in 1988, Howard Stark and Peggy Carter form a team.
What If S2 Poster What If... Happy Hogan Saved Christmas? 2.03 December 24, 2023 A.C. Bradley and Matthew Chauncey Bryan Andrews
When Avengers Tower is attacked during the holiday party, Happy Hogan must prove his hero chops.
What If 2.04 Poster What If... Iron Man Crashed Into the Grandmaster? 2.04 December 25, 2023 A.C. Bradley Bryan Andrews
Tony Stark challenges the Grandmaster, leading to a grand prix-turned-demolition-derby death match.
What If S2 E5 Poster What If... Captain Carter Fought the HYDRA Stomper? 2.05 December 26, 2023 A.C. Bradley Bryan Andrews
Captain Carter's mission to save Steve Rogers sets her on a collision course with new enemies.
What If S2 E6 Poster What If... Kahhori Reshaped the World? 2.06 December 27, 2023 Ryan Little Bryan Andrews
A Mohawk woman ventures into the waters of the Forbidden Lake to help save her people.
What If S2 E7 Poster What If... Hela Found the Ten Rings? 2.07 December 28, 2023 Matthew Chauncey Bryan Andrews
Hela—stripped of her powers and banished to Earth—comes across a new source of power: the Ten Rings.
What If S2 E8 Poster What If... The Avengers Assembled in 1602? 2.08 December 29, 2023 A.C. Bradley and Ryan Little Bryan Andrews
Captain Carter tries to undo the anomaly that strands familiar heroes and villains in the year 1602.
What If 2.09 Poster What If... Strange Supreme Intervened? 2.09 December 30, 2023 Matthew Chauncey Bryan Andrews
Captain Carter discovers the greatest threat to all existence may be closer than she realizes.

Videos[]

Trailers[]

TV Spots[]

Clips[]

Other[]

Music[]

Song title Artist Location(s)
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • "Deck the Halls" TV Spot.


Trivia[]

References[]

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