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Development & Production


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Aug. 02, 2021
Dave Bautista claimed that Marvel Studios didn't ask him to return voice Drax in 'What If...?'   (Cast/Crew)
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Aug. 02, 2021
Brad Winderbaum confirmed that the first season of 'What If...?' will have 9 episodes instead of the originally planned 10.   (Cast/Crew)
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Aug. 02, 2021
Brad Winderbaum said that the crew "targeted a half an hour for each episode" of 'What If...?'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 09, 2021
Dana Vasquez-Eberhardt, an executive at Marvel Studios, a post was made that confirmed that ‘What If...?’ will be "the first of many amazing animation series” from the studio.   (Marvel Studios)
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May. 25, 2021
Brad Winderbaum revealed that it was his initial idea that the 'What If...?' comic book series could and should be adapted for television.   (Cast/Crew)
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May. 30, 2020
Squeeze Studio Animation was said to not be using motion capture technology for 'What If...?'   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 15, 2020
'What If...?'s' production was said to be continuing remotely due to COVID-19.   (Cast/Crew)
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Dec. 18, 2019
'What If...?' season 1 was confirmed to consist of ten episodes.   (Marvel Studios)
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Dec. 18, 2019
'What If...?' season 2 was confirmed to be in production.   (Marvel Studios)
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Apr. 11, 2019
'What If...?' was confirmed to be in development.   (Disney)

Mar. 12, 2019
Marvel Studios was reported to be developing an animated Disney+ series based on Marvel's "What If" comic book series.   (SlashFilm)

Crew


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Oct. 29, 2020
Laura Karpman was reported to have joined the crew of 'What If...?' as series composer.   (Variety)

Cast


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Aug. 01, 2021
Tom Holland and Scarlett Johansson were confirmed to not be part of the voice cast of 'What If...?'   (Marvel Studios)
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Aug. 01, 2021
54 MCU actors were confirmed to have joined the cast of 'What If...?'   (Marvel Studios)
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Jul. 09, 2021
‘What If…?’ was reported to use voice actors instead of MCU actors for the roles of Iron Man, Captain America, Captain Marvel, and The Collector.   (Variety)
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Jul. 08, 2021
'What If...?' was confirmed to recast Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man for the animated series.   (Marvel Studios)
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Jul. 08, 2021
Clark Gregg hinted at a possible MCU return in 'What If...?' by posting a cryptic social media post.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 11, 2021
Frank Grillo confirmed that he joined the cast of 'What If...?' as Crossbones.   (Cast/Crew)
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Dec. 19, 2020
Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man was confirmed to appear in 'What If.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Dec. 19, 2020
Chadwick Boseman was confirmed to have recorded numerous episodes for 'What If.'   (Cast/Crew)

Aug. 31, 2020
Chadwick Boseman was rumored to have recorded his lines for 'What If...?' prior to his death.   (Daniel Richtman)
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Nov. 22, 2019
Robert Downey Jr. was reported to not be voicing nor appearing in 'What If...?'   (Cast/Crew)

Nov. 12, 2019
Robert Downey Jr. was said to be reprising his role as Iron Man in 'What If...?'   (Cast/Crew)
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Nov. 03, 2019
Michael Douglas said he was unaware of his role in 'What If...?' despite being officially cast in the series.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 20, 2019
Jeffery Wright was officially cast to voice The Watcher in 'What If...?'   (Marvel Studios)
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Jul. 20, 2019
'What If...?' was confirmed to feature a voice cast of over 25 MCU actors, including Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, and Hayley Atwell.   (Marvel Studios)

Release Date


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Jul. 08, 2021
'What If...?' was confirmed to release on August 11, 2021.   (Marvel Studios)
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Jun. 02, 2021
'What If...?' was reported to be released on August 6, 2021.   (BadTaste.it)
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May. 14, 2021
'What If's release was reported to be on August 2021.   (Entertainment Weekly)
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Apr. 08, 2021
'What If...?' was confirmed to be released in the Summer of 2021.   (Disney)
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Jul. 20, 2019
'What If...? was confirmed to release in Summer 2021.   (Marvel Studios)

Plot


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Aug. 04, 2021
Brad Winderbaum teased that MCU characters from 'What If...?' could appear in live-action down the line.   (Cast/Crew)
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Aug. 04, 2021
'What If...?' was confirmed to feature Tony Stark being murdered in one episode.   (Promotional Video / Trailer)
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Aug. 02, 2021
Brad Winderbaum said that Captain Carter will have "a strong relationship with The Watcher" and will serve as a "driving force" throughout the plot of the 'What If...?' animated series.   (Cast/Crew)
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Aug. 02, 2021
Brad Winderbaum confirmed that Captain Carter would be "the character who [they] would revisit in every season" of 'What If...?' as the adventure moved forward.   (Cast/Crew)
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Aug. 02, 2021
Brad Winderbaum confirmed that Chadwick Boseman's voiced T'Challa in four episodes of 'What If...?'   (Cast/Crew)
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Aug. 02, 2021
Brad Winderbaum confirmed that Chadwick Boseman will be voicing "different version[s]" of T'Challa in 'What If...?'   (Cast/Crew)
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Aug. 01, 2021
Bryan Andrews revealed that unused Captain America concepts made their way into 'What If...?'s episode revolving around Captain Carter.   (Cast/Crew)
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Aug. 01, 2021
Bryan Andrews said that Chadwick Boseman was excited to play T'Challa's Star-Lord because "it was a version of him being able to play the King, but the King without the mantle."   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 28, 2021
Jeffrey Wright said that one of his inspirations for the Watcher's voice was "some of the visuals that they would show [him]," going off of the "really dense and edgy and cinematic" animation.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 28, 2021
Jeffrey Wright said that Doctor Strange's episode in 'What If...?' becomes a "story of interest" for the Watcher.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 26, 2021
Seth Green confirmed that Howard the Duck will interact with Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa in 'What If...?' '   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 22, 2021
Brad Winderbaum confirmed that one of the episodes of 'What If...?' will revolve around Nick Fury's Big Week leading to the events of The Avengers.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 22, 2021
A.C. Bradley shared how the freedom of the format of 'What If...?' allowed the tone of each episode to vary wildly on a weekly basis, explaining that the installments are either "darker or lighter than a traditional Marvel movie."   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 22, 2021
A.C. Bradley shared details on ‘What If…?’s other episodes, confirming that it would include installments like a political thriller, a "tragic love story" centered around Doctor Strange, and one where he just wanted to "goof off and relive [his] favorite movies as a kid.”   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 13, 2021
Tom Hiddleston said that ‘What If…?’ will “set up a bunch of stuff in the MCU.”   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 09, 2021
‘What If…?’ was rumored to feature Shuma Gorath.   (Promotional Video / Trailer)
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Jul. 07, 2021
'What If...?' was rumored to include a fight between Erik Killmonger and Ultron.   (Promotional Image)
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Jul. 01, 2021
'What If...?' was confirmed to feature the return of Red Skull.   (Promotional Image)
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Jun. 21, 2021
'What If...?' was rumored to feature an alternate version of Doctor Strange that found magic after the death of his true love, resulting to a darker path for the Sorcerer Supreme.   (The Illuminerdi)
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Jun. 20, 2021
'What If...?' was rumored to feature T'Challa's Star-Lord as the leader of the Ravagers.   (The Illuminerdi)
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Jun. 17, 2021
'What If...?' was rumored to feature Erik Killmonger going "international," befriending Tony Stark in the process.   (The Illuminerdi)
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Jun. 14, 2021
Victoria Alonso said that 'What If...?' will be “full of surprises," teasing that “a lot of our characters that you know and love” will be translated into animation for the first time, however, “a lot of them are doing other things.”   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 11, 2021
'What If...?' was rumored to feature Gamora hunting down Tony Stark in one episode.   (The Illuminerdi)
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Jun. 10, 2021
'What If...?' was rumored to feature Steve Rogers being unable to take the super-soldier serum "due to an undisclosed injury," and this will lead to Peggy Carter taking it instead.   (The Illuminerdi)
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Jun. 04, 2021
'What If...?' was rumored to feature Black Widow as "one of the only survivors of a cataclysmic event that came about due to the classic MCU villain Ultron."   (The Illuminerdi)
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Jun. 04, 2021
The name of Steve Rogers' Iron Man suit in 'What If...?' was rumored to be revealed as the HYDRA Stomper.   (Promotional Image)
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Jun. 03, 2021
'What If' was rumored to feature Tony Stark in Sakaar instead of Bruce Banner.   (Promotional Image)
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Jun. 01, 2021
'What If...?' was rumored to feature Party Thor as a character that hasn't found his humility and will go to Earth and host a giant party that could likely be world-ending.   (The Illuminerdi)
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May. 30, 2021
A.C. Bradley said that fans will feel like they're "watching one of the movies" within 30 seconds of viewing 'What If...?'   (Cast/Crew)
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May. 25, 2021
Brad Winderbaum revealed that the Tesseract will serve as the main power source of the Iron Man suit that will be featured in the Peggy Carter-led ‘What If…?’ episode.   (Cast/Crew)
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May. 25, 2021
‘What If…?’ was confirmed to pull story inspiration from ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home.’   (Disney)
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Apr. 20, 2021
'What If...?' was rumored to feature Steve Rogers as Spider-Man.   (Promotional Image)
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Apr. 16, 2021
A new batch of leaked concept art for 'What If...?' was revealed, seemingly revealing the remaining scenarios that the show will showcase as part of the multiverse.   (Reddit User)
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Jan. 03, 2021
A.C. Bradley said that 'What If...?' will feature "more than a few surprising MCU cameos" and "characters can and do pop up in more than one episode."   (Cast/Crew)
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Dec. 19, 2020
Kevin Feige said that 'What If' will present "all sorts of stories [Marvel] couldn't explore through live-action."   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 11, 2019
The first episode of 'What If...' was confirmed to explore Peggy Carter receiving the Super Soldier Serum and a scrawny Steve Rogers fighting battles in World War II wearing Howard Stark-created armor.   (Disney)
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Apr. 11, 2019
'What If...?' was confirmed to be set in alternate realities within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.   (Disney)
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Mar. 12, 2019
'What If...?' was reported to be an anthology with each episode having a different premise.   (SlashFilm)
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Mar. 12, 2019
'What If...?' was reported to have an episode that explored the question "What if Loki had found the hammer of Thor?"   (SlashFilm)

Promotional


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Aug. 04, 2021
The first clip from 'What If...?' was officially revealed.   (Marvel Studios)
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Aug. 04, 2021
A promo for 'What If...?' was officially revealed.   (Marvel Studios)
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Aug. 02, 2021
A new Hot Toys figure showcasing Zombie Hunter Spider-Man from 'What If...?' was officially revealed.   (Official Merchandise)
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Jul. 29, 2021
A trailer for 'What If...?' was officially revealed.   (Marvel Studios)
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Jul. 28, 2021
A poster for 'What If...?' was officially revealed.   (Marvel Studios)
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Jul. 28, 2021
A new batch of Marvel Legends figures for 'What If...?' was revealed.   (Official Merchandise)
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Jul. 26, 2021
A new Funko Pop featuring Captain Carter and the HYDRA Stomper from 'What If...?' was officially revealed,   (Official Merchandise)
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Jul. 24, 2021
A new Funko Pop featuring Party Thor from ‘What If…?’ was officially revealed.   (Official Merchandise)
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Jul. 23, 2021
A new batch of Funko Pops for ‘What If…?’ was revealed.   (Official Merchandise)
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Jul. 09, 2021
A new line of Funko Pops showcasing characters from ‘What If…? was revealed.   (Official Merchandise)
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Jul. 08, 2021
A trailer for 'What If...?' was officially revealed.   (Marvel Studios)
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Jul. 06, 2021
A leaked image of Loki from 'What If...?' was revealed.   (Twitter User)
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Jul. 01, 2021
A new batch of Funko Pops for 'What If...?' was leaked.   (Reddit User)
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Jun. 08, 2021
Promotional art showcasing T'Challa's Star-Lord in 'What If...?' was revealed.   (Promotional Image)
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Jun. 08, 2021
Promotional art showcasing Party Thor and the Watcher from 'What If...?' was revealed.   (Promotional Art)
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Jun. 01, 2021
A new banner for 'What If...?' was revealed.   (Promotional Image)
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May. 19, 2021
Four new stills from 'What If...?' were officially revealed.   (Disney)
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Apr. 12, 2021
A new batch of promotional art for 'What If...?' was revealed.   (Promotional Art)
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Apr. 11, 2021
A new promotional image showcasing the leads of 'What If...?' as Guardians of the Multiverse was revealed.   (Promotional Image)
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Dec. 23, 2020
A new still of The Watcher from 'What If...?' was officially revealed.   (Marvel Studios)
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Dec. 11, 2020
A trailer for 'What If...?' was officially revealed.   (Marvel Studios)
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Nov. 12, 2019
New footage from 'What If...?' was released in the 'Marvel Studios: Expanding the Universe' Disney+ special.   (Disney)
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Aug. 23, 2019
The first image at Hayley Atwell as Captain Carter in 'What If...?' was released.   (Promotional Image)
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Aug. 23, 2019
An image of Peggy Carter receiving the Super Soldier Serum in 'What If...?' was released.   (Marvel Studios)
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Aug. 23, 2019
Promotional footage for 'What If...?' at the D23 Expo showed alternate versions of MCU characters experiencing key moments from the MCU.   (Marvel Studios)