Back at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, audiences at the panel for the series were shown an entire season 2 episode based around Captain Carter, who had to deal with a Steve Rogers that suffered a similar fate to Bucky Barnes in our universe. That’s certainly going to bring out some big emotions. We also know that we’ll see Black Widow, the return of Hela, some robot people, a young Peter Quill with Ego, Goliath, and so much more. The trailer shows something dealing with Shang-Chi, as well as a “Mad Max” kind of race with a bunch of Marvel characters.
We also know that the series will take inspiration from the “1602” limited Marvel comic series from writer Neil Gaiman, penciling from Andy Kubert, digital painting from Richard Isanove, and illustration from Scott McKowen. It takes place in — you guessed it — 1602, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, with some of the superheroes we know and love appearing centuries before they do in our timeline.
Even better, the series has already been renewed for a third season on Disney+. The series was created by A.C. Bradley and is narrated by Jeffrey Wright, who plays the Watcher. The season will feature 9 episodes to be released weekly, following the footsteps of season 1.
“What If… ?” season 2 will premiere on December 22, 2023, with a new episode debuting each day across nine days to wrap up the year.