‘What If…?’ Mid-Season Trailer Teases New Stories

Marvel Studios’ newest Disney+ show, What If…?, has become a hit among audiences everywhere. And with only a few episodes left of season 1, Marvel wanted to tease their fans with a sneak peek of the remaining multiverse stories. The trailer featured many surprises and characters who are poised to return in the last 4 episodes. It’s safe to say that fans are more excited than ever to see what happens in the multiverse.

Evil Doctor Strange will return in ‘What If…?’ Season 1

One of the standout moments from the What If…? mid-season trailer that you can view above is the apparent return of evil Doctor Strange, aka Strange Supreme.

This version of Stephen Strange was created in episode 4 of What If…?, “What If… Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?,” when the Ancient One split Strange in two. Fans immediately took to the episode after its premiere. They wondered if Strange Supreme will crossover to the live-action films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And the trailer of Spider-Man: No Way Home just added fuel to the fire that Strange Supreme had infiltrated the MCU.

Many fans believe that some of What If…?‘s stories will continue in future MCU projects. And there is a clear path for Strange Supreme to be featured in upcoming films. Before then, though, it seems as though there will be more of his story to tell in the last episodes of season 1.

The mid-season sneak peek also featured a long list of characters that can be seen in What If…?‘s remaining stories. This list includes T’Challa as Star-Lord, Thanos, Hawkeye, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Nick Fury, Ant-Man, Captain Carter, Steve Rogers, Loki, Hulk, Captain Marvel, Gamora, Killmonger, the Winter Soldier, Vision, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, and Strange Supreme.

Some of the teased scenes include Iron Man using the Infinity Gauntlet, Captain Carter fighting alongside the Avengers, and Thor conversing with Strange Supreme. Also, fans have yet to see the team-up between Iron Man and Killmonger.

In deciding which stories What If…? was going to feature, according to ComicBook.com, head writer A.C. Bradley said, “We looked at the big moments of the MCU and thought about ways to twist them — that’s where we started. We came up with 30 loglines and pitched them to Kevin Feige. He picked 25 of them. That was big because we knew we were on the right track. But then we had to narrow it down more, and eventually found our season.”

'What If...?' Star Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor dressed in their characters' costumes on the set of 'Doctor Strange.'
Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor | Photo by XPX/Star Max/GC Images

Is ‘What If…?’ renewed for season 2?

Yes, What If…? will be returning for season 2 on Disney+.

A specific release date is unknown for the new batch of episodes seeing as season 1 has not concluded airing yet. However, season 2 is expected to premiere sometime in 2022, given the show’s success. Also, What If…? Season 2 will have 9 episodes just like season 1 does.

Given the expansive content of Marvel Comics, the writers of What If…? will have loads of source material to work with when season 2 comes along. It’s difficult to predict what direction the show will take, but it will undoubtedly be exciting. Plus, fans will probably get to see the What If…? characters pop up in live-action MCU projects. There is a lot to look forward to.

What If…? Season 1 airs Wednesdays on Disney+.

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