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- Marvel's "What If…?" premiered on Disney Plus on August 11 and will run for nine episodes.
- The animated series explores alternate timelines in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- A Disney Plus subscription costs $8 a month or $80 a year.
Marvel's "What If…?" is a new animated series that reimagines the events of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "What If...?" premiered on Disney Plus on August 11 and the first season will run for nine episodes.
"What If...?" features dozens of actors returning to voice their MCU roles, including the late Chadwick Boseman, star of "Black Panther." However, "What If...?" proposes an alternate reality where the origins of familiar heroes are fundamentally different, like Boseman's T'Challa becoming a member of the Ravagers gang from "Guardians of the Galaxy." Other returning MCU stars include Chris Hemsworth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Samuel L. Jackson, and more.
The debut episode of "What If...?" featured Hayley Atwell reprising her role as Peggy Carter during the events of "Captain America: The First Avenger," but Carter becomes a super soldier when the Steve Rodgers is injured. The second episode features Boseman's T'Challa leading a team of space pirates in place of Star Lord, the leader of The Guardians of the Galaxy.
Disney Plus exclusive shows, like "Loki," "WandaVision," and "The Falcon and the Winter Solider," have all had lasting impacts on the MCU, but it's unclear if the ideas explored in "What If…?" will expand beyond the series. Marvel executive producer Kevin Feige has already confirmed that a second season of "What If…?" is in production.
How to watch Marvel's 'What If…?' on Disney Plus
"What If…?" premiered on Disney Plus on August 11. New episodes debut every Wednesday at 3 a.m. ET, midnight PT. The first season of "What If…?" will run for nine episodes in total. Each episode is approximately 30 minutes long.
You can visit DisneyPlus.com or download the Disney Plus app to sign up for the service. Disney Plus costs $8 a month or $80 per year. If you're also interested in subscribing to Hulu or ESPN+, you can sign up for a discounted bundle starting at $14 a month.
The Disney Plus app is available on Apple devices, Android, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, and most smart TVs. Disney Plus includes support for 4K resolution and HDR (high dynamic range) contrast on compatible displays, as well as Dolby Atmos audio on supported systems.
What other movies and shows can I watch on Disney Plus?
Disney Plus is the streaming home of nearly every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it also has a huge library of classic kids' programming, hit movies from Pixar, documentaries from National Geographic, and franchises like "Star Wars" and "The Simpsons."
"What If…?" is the fourth Marvel show to debut on Disney Plus and will be followed by "Hawkeye" on November 24. Disney is also planning a full lineup of "Star Wars" shows for Disney Plus, following on the success of "The Mandalorian" and "Star Wars: The Bad Batch."
For more details, check out our full Disney Plus review.