What If…? (TV series)

What If

What If…? (TV series)

What If…? is an American animated anthology series based on the Marvel Comics series of the same name produced by A.C. Bradley for the streaming service Disney+. It is Marvel Studios’ fourth television series and the studio’s first animated series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

The series looks at various timelines in the multiverse to see what would happen if important events in the MCU films were to occur differently. Bradley is the main writer, and Bryan Andrews is the director.

Many MCU film actors reprise their roles, including Jeffrey Wright as the Watcher, who narrates the series. Marvel Studios began creating a number of programs for Disney+ in September 2018, with Bradley and Andrews joining by the end of the year. In April of this year, the series was formally revealed. Ryan Meinerding, Marvel Studios’ head of visual development, helped create the series’ cel-shaded animation style, which was inspired by historic American artists and aimed to match the films. Blue Spirit, Squeeze, and Flying Bark Productions handled the animation for the first season, with Stephan Franck serving as the head of the animation.

What If…first ?’s season debuted on August 11, 2021, and will run for nine episodes, ending on October 6. It’s part of the MCU’s fourth phase. In 2022, a second nine-episode season is slated to broadcast.

What If Film Release Date

On August 11, 2021, What If…? premiered on Disney+. There are nine episodes in the first season, which will be released weekly until October 6. It’s part of the MCU’s fourth phase. A second season, consisting of nine episodes, is expected to premiere in 2022. Winderbaum stated that a new season of What If…? would be released every year.

What If Film Storyline

Plot Summary & Review

WHAT IF tells the story of Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe), a medical school dropout who has been burnt numerous times by poor relationships. Wallace decides to put his love life on hold while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan (Adam Driver), appears to have found the perfect spouse (Mackenzie Davis). He meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan), an animator who lives with her long-term boyfriend Ben, at that point (Rafe Spall).

Wallace and Chantry strike up a tight bond almost immediately. Despite this, the energy between them is undeniable, prompting the two to consider the possibility that the love of their lives is actually their closest friend. Megan Park and Oona Chaplin star in the ensemble love comedy.

What If Film Cast

  • Jeffrey Wright as The Watcher
  • Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter / Captain Carter
  • Sebastian Stan as James “Bucky” Barnes
  • Dominic Cooper as Howard Star
  • Stanley Tucci as Abraham Erskine
  • Toby Jones as Arnim Zola
  • Bradley Whitford as John Flynn
  • Ross Marquand as Johann Schmidt / Red Skull
  • Darrell Hammond as a Nazi general
  • Josh Keaton as Skinny Steve Rogers / Hydra Stomper and Steve Rogers / Captain America
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
  • Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye
  • Neal McDonough as Dum Dum Dugan
  • Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta
  • Josh Brolin as Thanos
  • Benicio del Toro as Taneleer Tivan / The Collector
  • Kurt Russell as Ego
  • Ophelia Lovibond as Carina
  • Carrie Coon as Proxima Midnight
  • Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Ebony Maw
  • Karen Gillan as Nebula
  • Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer
  • John Kani as T’Chaka

What If Film Wiki

  • Genre
    Action-adventure
    Anthology
    Science fiction
    Superhero
  • Created by A.C. Bradley
  • Based on Marvel Comics
  • Directed by Bryan Andrews
  • Starring Jeffrey Wright
  • Music by Laura Karpman
  • Country of origin United States
  • Original language English
    No. of seasons 1
    No. of episodes 7
  • Executive producers
    A.C. Bradley
    Bryan Andrews
    Victoria Alonso
    Louis D’Esposito
    Kevin Feige
    Brad Winderbaum
  • Producer Carrie Wassenaar
  • Animator Stephan Franck
    Graham Fisher
    Joel Fisher
  • Running time 31–37 minutes
  • Production company Marvel Studios
  • Distributor Disney Platform Distribution
  • Original network Disney+
  • Original release August 11, 2021 –
  • Chronology
  • Related shows Marvel Cinematic Universe television series

What If Episodes

No. Title          Directed by  Written by             Original release date

1 “What If… Captain Carter Were the First Avenger?” Bryan Andrews A.C. Bradley August 11, 2021

2 “What If… T’Challa Became a Star-Lord?” Bryan Andrews Matthew Chauncey August 18, 2021

3 “What If… the World Lost Its Mightiest Heroes?” Bryan Andrews A.C. Bradley & Matthew Chauncey August 25, 2021

4 “What If… Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?” Bryan Andrews A.C. Bradley September 1, 2021

5 “What If… Zombies?!” Bryan Andrews Matthew Chauncey September 8, 2021

6 “What If… Killmonger Rescued Tony Stark?” Bryan Andrews Matthew Chauncey September 15, 2021

7 “What If… Thor Were an Only Child?” Bryan Andrews A.C. Bradley September 22, 2021

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