What is Marvel's 'What If..?' and when did it release?

THE Marvel Cinematic Universe will now expand into an infinite amount of possibilities with the release of the latest Disney+ series What If…?.

Following the epic finale of Loki and the creation of the multiverse, Marvel will take fans on a wild trip into what exactly the Loki variants started.

What is Marvel's 'What If..?'

What If…? explores alternate timelines in the multiverse that show what would happen if major moments from the MCU films occurred differently.

The new Disney+ series will place classic Marvel superhero characters in different circumstances unfamiliar to fans.

What If…? is Marvel's first animated series and is reportedly part of Phase Four of the MCU.

Multiple actors who starred as the famed superheroes in the MCU films return to voice their animated characters.

Who is in the cast of What If…?

The cast of What If…? includes:

Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright stars as the Watcher, a member of the alien Watcher race who observes the multiverse.

Wright will also narrate the series.

He is best known for his Tony, Golden Globe, and Emmy winning role as Belize in the Broadway production Angels in America.

Chadwick Boseman

Late actor Chadwick Boseman will return as T'Challa in What If…?; however, under a completely different set of powers.

Boseman's T'Challa will be featured in the series as Star-Lord and other variants of the character.

The Black Panther actor passed away on August 28, 2020, from colon cancer.

Hayley Atwell

British actress Hayley Atwell will reprise her role as Peggy Carter; however, she'll go by Captain Peggy Carter in the series.

Carter volunteered to take the Super Soldier Serum in an alternate universe instead of Steve Rogers – becoming the world's first super-soldier.

Sebastian Stan

Sebastian Stan will return as James "Bucky" Barnes in the new series.

Stan has portrayed the Winter Soldier character in four Marvel films, including the latest Disney+ series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Dominic Cooper

Dominic Cooper will voice Tony Starks father, Howard.

Cooper appeared as a young Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger and the TV series Agent Carter.

Ross Marquand

Ross Marquand will voice the super-villain Red Skull, the head of Hydra.

Marquand starred as Red Skull in the films, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson returns as Nick Fury.

Jackson has starred as Nick Fury in 11 MCU films, beginning with a cameo appearance in Iron Man.

Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner will voice Clint Barton, also known as Hawkeye.

Renner has starred as Hawkeye in six films starting with the 2011's Thor.

Hawkeye will also get his own Disney+ series, which will be released on November 24, 2021.

When did it release?

What If…? began streaming exclusively on Disney+ on Wednesday, August 11.

The series will consist of nine episodes, with each chapter releasing every Wednesday.

The first episode dives into Captain Peggy Carter's alternative storyline.

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