‘What If…?’ was a breath of fresh air in the MCU; despite the first season of the show receiving a somewhat mixed reception from fans, it was successful enough to warrant additional seasons and expand the multiverse that the creators have been working on drawing loose inspiration from several notable storylines.
Season 2 was released in a somewhat unconventional manner over the course of nine days; a single episode was released, like a gift for fans to unwrap over the holiday season. In December 2019, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced the development of a second season for the animated series “What If…?,” consisting of 10 episodes. Due to COVID-19-related production delays during the first season, both the first and second seasons ended up having nine episodes each.
The tenth episode, originally planned for the first season, featuring versions of Tony Stark and Gamora, was included in the second season. The episodes were around 30 minutes long, and A. C. Bradley and Bryan Andrews returned as head writer and lead director, respectively. The executive producers for the season include Brad Winderbaum, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Bryan Andrews, and A. C. Bradley.
Now that COVID-19 is out of the way, it seems that the episodes are being developed quite quickly, and according to some rumors, the third season is already over, and it might be released in late 2024, at least according to Cryptic, which he shared on X.
Fans were quick to point out that judging by what we know regarding Marvel Studios’ release schedule this year, 2024 will be the year of animated content, with ‘X-Men ’97,’ ‘Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man,’ and ‘Eyes of Wakanda’ being expected to release.
There are also some rumors that Season 3 will be the last when it comes to ‘What If…?’ with execs having no interest in continuing the storylines further. Prior to the release of the final episode of ‘What If…?’ Season 2, Writer A.C. Bradley announced the departure from the show, revealing that Season 2 is the last that she worked on.
The reactions to these rumors are understandably mixed, with some fans welcoming more MCU content and some cringing that Marvel Studios is not exactly doing itself a favor by releasing MORE content than usual following Iger’s statement that they should focus on quality rather than quantity, what do you think? Let us know in the comments below!