Marvel’s What If…? is officially returning for a second season, Disney announced during a Marvel Animation panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday.
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The second season of the animated series will premiere sometime in 2023, and according to people at the panel for Marvel Animation, footage from the second season included a young Peter Quill with his father, Ego, a giant Iron Man, and the news that Season 2 would be covering the comic 1602 by writer Neil Gaiman, which saw Marvel characters as they would be in the Elizabethan era.
Alongside the news of a second season, Marvel also confirmed that a third season of What If…? was also in development, although no official release information for that was given.
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The first season of What If…? hailed from head writer AC Bradley and director Bryan Andrew. The animated series also featured the introduction of The Watcher, who served as the narrator throughout the first season. The character was voiced by Jeffrey Wright.
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The series also featured the voices of MCU vets who reprise their roles including Hayley Atwell, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Hemsworth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael B. Jordan, Sebastian Stan, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Natalie Portman, Paul Rudd, Tilda Swinton, Taika Waititi, Danai Gurira, Paul Bettany, Rachel McAdams and more.