With WandaVision and Loki establishing the ability to recreate reality and timelines and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Spider-Man: No Way Home looking to firmly establish the multiverse in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it’s time for Marvel’s next TV series to really jump into the deep end of alternate timelines/universes. The first Marvel Studios trailer for animated series What If…? has landed, showing off bits from a bunch of its episodes that posit the question of what if something different had happened than did in the movies. It also revealed a Disney+ release date of August 11, 2021 for What If…?.
As you can see there, is a whole host of characters hopping into this thing. We’ve got Tony Stark being rescued by Killmonger instead of being captured, Captain Carter donning a British shield, Black Panther traveling the universe as a Ravager, and a slew of other things including a Howard the Duck sighting and the Watcher seeming to play a major role. Best of all, nearly all of the roles have been confirmed to be voiced by the actors who played them on screen. That includes Chadwick Boseman, who recorded his episodes prior to his untimely passing last year.
With the trailer for What If…? delivering that August 11 release date, we won’t have to wait long after the conclusion of Loki to get more of our Marvel fix. The series is taking inspiration from Loki aside from multiple timelines/variants by releasing on Wednesdays as well. The series will run for 10 episodes, but it isn’t clear if they’ll all be connected somehow or just different takes for each episode.