Following the great Marvel drought caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, 2021 has seen a return to form for the MCU with an endless amount of new films and TV shows heading to cinemas and Disney+.
The latest arrival on the small screen has been the animated series, What If…?, which poses questions about weird and wonderful alternate realities throughout the MCU, proving to be a perfect follow-up to the multiverse-creating Loki series.
Each episode has told a completely different story and attention has now turned to episode 7 of What If…? and what tale will be told this time around.
What If…? episode 6 recap [Spoilers]
Released on September 15th, episode 6 of the series is titled What If… Killmonger Rescued Tony Stark?
As the title suggests, the episode explores what would happen if Tony Stark was rescued by Eric Killmonger after being attacked by the Ten Rings in Afghanistan and before he had the chance to become Iron Man.
In doing so, Killmonger sets in motion a devious plan that drags in characters from across the MCU and ends with him betraying Tony Stark and taking on the mantle of Black Panther after killing Prince T’Challa.
What If…? episode 7 preview
Episode 7 of What If…? will be released on Disney+ on September 22nd, 2021.
If you want to watch the new instalment as soon as it releases, episode 7 will be made available at midnight Pacific Time in the US.
The episode will be released at the same time around the world which translates to 3am ET in the US, 8am here in the UK, 12:30pm in India and 5pm in Sydney, Australia.
Each episode of What If…? is expected to be around 30 minutes in length, which is a little shorter than the three previous Marvel series we’ve had so far.
Unlike previous episodes, where teaser images had given hints about what is to come, absolutely no details have been revealed about episode 7 prior to its release.
Thanks to the various What If…? trailers, we know that there are still episodes to come that will feature Thor, Gamora, Black Widow, Captain Marvel to some degree as well as a crossover involving all of the characters we’ve met in the series so far.
If the crossover episode is saved for the finale, it means that episode 7 will likely focus on either Captain Marvel, Gamora, Black Widow or the God of Thunder himself, although the version of Thor in What If…? has been described as ‘Party Thor’.
How many episodes in total?
What If…? season 1 will consist of nine episodes in total.
That’s right, following the release of episode 6, there are just three episodes of What If…? remaining.
Like all of Marvel’s Disney+ shows, one new episode of What If…? has been arriving each week following the premiere on August 11th.
With nine episodes in season 1, What If…? is expected to continue on Disney+ until the finale on October 6th.
Beyond What If…?’s first nine episodes, it’s already been confirmed that season 2 of the anthology series is in development with a further nine episodes in store according to Collider.
What If…? continues weekly on Disney+ after premiering on August 11th, 2021.
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