The updated season 1 and 2 episode count for Marvel Studios’ What If…? has been revealed.
One of the most interesting projects coming out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is What If…?, the studio’s first animated series. Set to explore hypothetical scenarios, character arcs, and plotlines within the MCU, the series appears to be another surefire hit for the studio that just can’t seem to miss. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed back in 2019 that the animated series would consist of ten episodes. It has now been revealed that one episode from the series was pushed back to the second season, resulting in nine episodes. Luckily, the second season of the series will also feature nine episodes.
In a chat with Collider, What If…? executive producer and known Marvel veteran Brad Winderbaum discussed how the change came about.
“We had to push an episode into Season 2. It was just, honestly, like everything else, that was a COVID impact. There was an episode that just wouldn’t hit the completion date, but luckily we do get to see it in the second season of the show.”
Brand Winderbaum continued by teasing the runtime of each episode, revealing that they vary per episode, allowing the storytellers full creative control over each distinctive episode.
“We targeted a half an hour for each episode. Some of them come in a little longer, some of them come in a little shorter. We wanted to tell as many stories as we could and we had a certain budget we had to work with so it felt like that 10-episode — now 9-episode run — was the right quantity.”
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Here is the synopsis for Marvel Studios’ What If…?:
“Exploring pivotal moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and turning them on their head, leading the audience into uncharted territory.”
The upcoming animated series will feature the voices of Josh Brolin, Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, Chadwick Boseman, Jeffrey Wright, Hayley Atwell, and other major stars from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
What If…? will premiere on Disney Plus on August 11. Episodes will be released weekly. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news surrounding the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for original video content!