Marvel’s What If…? is the latest Marvel Studios TV series in the long-running franchise and it is slated to premiere on 11 August 2021 exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar Malaysia.
We were lucky enough to be able to attend a press conference (which took place at 1am GMT+8 on 2 August 2021) for the upcoming series, where executive producer Brad Winderbaum essentially confirmed that they were already developing Marvel’s What If…? Season 2.
“We realized early on in development as we started getting scripts and we were looking at the arc of the series that there was going to be a character that bubbled up and became more important.
Not more important than the rest, but had a strong relationship with the Watcher (Jeffrey Wright), who was really our driving force in the series.
That’s Captain Carter.
We realized as we started developing the second season that Captain Carter would be the character that we would revisit in every season and continue that adventure.
Obviously, we’re telling the story on a huge Multiversal canvas, so you never really know who’s going to pop up where and when.
It’s very much an anthology but there’s always an opportunity for fun connections to be made.”
Winderbaum also confirmed that Marvel’s What If…? takes place after the ending of Loki Season 1 (you can check out my breakdown of the Loki Season 1 finale here), which introduced the concept of the Multiverse into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel’s What If…? features fan-favourite characters, including Peggy Carter, T’Challa, Doctor Strange, Killmonger, Thor and more. The new series, directed by Bryan Andrews with AC Bradley as head writer and Brad Winderbaum as an executive producer, explores hypothetical stories in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It focuses on non-canonical stories like what happens if Peggy Carter became Captain Britain and if T’Challa/Black Panther was abducted by the Ravagers instead of Peter Quill/Star-Lord.
In the meantime, check out the trailer below: