New episodes of the MCU’s first animated series are hitting all the right notes for critics and fans. The second season is being called “extremely entertaining and intriguing,” with its animation being “even smoother” than its debut season.
To make it all the more interesting, Season 2 is getting even wackier with its concepts—a completely original hero born from the Tesseract’s power, the Avengers from the early 1600s, Happy Hogan turning into the Hulk, and more!
Every What If…? Season 2 Episode Confirmed
Episode 1: What If… Nebula Joined the Nova Corps?
Release: December 22, 2023
Following Ronan successfully overthrowing Thanos before the events of Guardians of the Galaxy happen, the titular group never forms. Instead, Xandar closes itself off with a planetary-wide shield to stave off its destruction.
Episode 2: What If… Peter Quill Attacked Earth’s Mightiest Heroes?
Release: December 23, 2023
In the MCU, Yondu chose not to deliver a young Peter Quill to his father, Ego. The Watcher, however, has seen a reality where the delivery was completed as intended.
The result is Peter Quill returning back to Earth with a vengeance, leading to the formation of an entirely unique Avengers team: Peggy Carter, Howard Stark, Bill Foster, King T’Chaka, Bucky Barnes, Dr. Wendy Lawson, Hank Pym, and Thor.
Episode 3: What If… Happy Hogan Saved Christmas?
Release: December 24, 2023
Happy Hogan has a wild Christmas when, while the Avengers are out and about, Justin Hammer comes knocking and infiltrates Avengers Tower. What follows is a Die Hard-inspired tale that introduces a new purple Hulk to the MCU mythos.
Episode 4: What If…Iron Man Crashed Into the Grandmaster?
Release: December 25, 2023
The story follows the hypothetical timeline where, instead of falling back to Earth in Avengers after sending the nuke into space, Tony Stark falls through several wormholes to crash land in Sakaar—the same gladiatorial planet seen in Thor: Ragnarok, led by Jeff Goldbum’s Grandmaster.
As for Gamora, she’s looking to avenge the man who foiled her father’s big plans for Earth, leading her to cross paths with Stark.
Episode 5: What If…Captain Carter Fought the Hydra Stomper?
Release: December 26, 2023
This episode catches audiences up with the same Captain Carter Variant from Season 1 and picks up on her big cliffhanger moment—Carter finding Steve Rogers and the Hydra Stomper. What follows plays out like an alternate version of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, with a few fun, surprising bits of MCU connectivity.
Episode 6: What If… Kahhori Reshaped the World?
Release: December 27, 2023
In early 2023, Marvel Studios proudly announced the creation of the historic new superhero Kahhori, a young Mohawk woman who has a run-in with the Tesseract, leading to her being imbued with immense power.
The result is a world where the colonization of America may have never had the chance to take hold like it did in this reality.
Episode 7: What If… Hela Found the Ten Rings?
Release: December 28, 2023
As the title implies, this story will see Cate Blanchett’s Hela encountering the Ten Rings from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which are in the possession of Tony Leung Chiu-wai’s Wenwu.
Episode 8: What If… the Avenger Assembled in 1602?
Release: December 29, 2023
The eighth episode of Season 2 follows a reality where the Avengers existed in 1602.
While not directly based on the original Marvel 1602 comics that were released from November 2003 to June 2004, they serve as key inspirations.
Episode 9: What If… Strange Supreme Intervened?
Release: December 30, 2023
While not much is known about this episode, at the very least, it seems that Season 1’s Strange Supreme will be reintroduced into the story.
It’ll be hard to match up to the stakes that Infinity Ultron provided last season, but perhaps something worse is on its way.
What If…? is now streaming on Disney+.