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The animated anthology series What If...? is based on the Marvel comic series of the same name. The series explores alternate timelines in the multiverse to show what would happen if events from the MCU films occurred differently.

The Watcher (Jeffrey Wright) narrates What If...? and stars alongside many other MCU actors who reprised their role for the animated series. It is also part of phase four of the MCU.

Network: Disney+

First Episode Date: August 11, 2021

Cast:

  • Jeffrey Wright (The Watcher)
  • Terri Douglas (voice actress)
  • Matthew Wood (voice actor)
  • Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther)
  • Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury)
  • Danai Gurira (Okoye)
  • Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner / Hulk)
  • Mick Wingert (Iron Man)
  • Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan)
  • Paul Bettany (Jarvis)
  • Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton)
  • Karen Gillan (Nebula)
  • Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson)
  • Tom Hiddleston (Loki)
  • Hayley Atwell (Captain Carter)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange)
  • Chris Hemsworth (Thor)
  • Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger)
  • Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes)
  • Josh Keaton (Captain America)
  • Seth Green (Howard the Duck)

Where to Watch: Disney+

Latest What If News and Updates

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