‘What If…?’ (created by A.C. Bradley) is the first animated series in the ‘MCU‘ and the show’s premiere episode reimagines Captain America’s origins by asking what happens if Peggy Carter receives the super-soldier serum instead of Steve Rogers. Set in an alternate reality, the episode’s fun-filled nature is a stark contrast to the self-serious tone of the main continuity but is overall an enjoyable experience. You can find a detailed summary of the first episode’s events in the recap section. If you are eagerly awaiting the next entry in this mind-bending superhero series, here’s what you need to know about ‘What If…?’ episode 2.
What If…? Episode 2 Release Date
‘What If…?’ episode 2 will premiere on August 18, 2021, at 3 am EST on Disney+. The show’s inaugural season consists of nine episodes which are approximately 30 minutes in length. New episodes of the show are released on the platform every Wednesday.
Where to Watch What If…? Episode 2 Online?
You can watch ‘What If…?’ episode 2 online on Disney+. The series is a piece of original programming created for Disney+ and is streaming exclusively on the service.
What If…? Episode 2 Spoilers
‘What If…?’ episode 2 will explore an alternate reality where the Ravagers abduct T’Challa instead of Peter Quill. As a result, T’Challa is likely to become Star-Lord instead of becoming Black Panther. We could see a father-son relationship between Yondu and T’Challa. We could also get a glimpse at a very different roster of Guardians of the Galaxy led by T’Challa/ Star-Lord. It will be interesting to see what kind of person T’Challa becomes without learning much about Wakandan culture.
The episode is certainly going to have some emotional weight as it marks one of the final performances of actor Chadwick Boseman, who sadly passed away in 2020. But that’s not all, since the series creator also confirmed that characters such as Howard the Duck and The Collector will feature in the second iteration. Some speculations about the presence of Gamora and Thanos in the episode have also been made.
What If…? Episode 1 Recap
The first episode of ‘What If…?’ is titled ‘What If… Captain Carter Were The First Avenger?’ and explores an alternate reality in which an accident stops Steve Rogers from becoming a super-soldier. Instead, Peggy Carter receives the super-soldier serum. After facing some backlash from her senior because she is a woman, Peggy obtains the Tesseract from Hydra, and Howard Stark designs an armored suit powered by the cube.
Steve pilots the suit designed by Stark and assists Peggy. Peggy rescues Bucky Barnes and his unit from Hydra’s captivity. Peggy, now known as Captain Carter, takes to the battlefield and helps in turning the tide of World War II in favor of the allies. During a raid on a Hydra train, Steve in his Hydra Stomper suit is captured. Captain Carter leads a rescue mission into a fortified Hydra facility believed to be the Hydra leader Red Skull’s base.
Red Skull uses the Tesseract’s power to open an interdimensional portal to summon an alien creature. The creature kills the Hydra members. Bucky finds Steve, and they repower the Hydra Stomper suit. Captain Carter fights the creature while Steve gets the others to safety. Captain Carter pushes the creature back into the portal but is sucked in as well. The portal is reopened 70 years later, and Captain Carter returns from the other dimension. Nick Fury and Clint Barton/ Hawkeye greet her.
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