Marvel Might Finally be Getting Back on its Feet as What If… Season 2 Grabs the Critics’ Attention in the Best Possible Way

What If...? season 2 expected to revive Marvel Studios as industry critics praise the show.

Marvel Might Finally be Getting Back on its Feet as What If… Season 2 Grabs the Critics’ Attention in the Best Possible Way


  • Marvel Studios' What If...? received positive reviews from critics after the screening of its first two episodes.
  • Fans believe What If...? season 2 will revive Marvel Studios after The Marvels' blunder.
  • What If...? season 2 will debut on Disney+ on December 22nd and will see a range of MCU actors reprise their roles.
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It is safe to say that the world premiere event for Season 2 of Marvel Studios’ What If…? has been very successful for the studios. The event resulted in critics praising the show after watching the first two episodes. The series, which is based on a comic series by the same name, is an interesting way to look at the franchise. What If..? explores alternate timelines in the multiverse that show what would happen if major moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe films occurred differently.

Marvel Studios' What If...?
A still from Marvel Studios’ What If…?

It has been confirmed that several MCU film actors will reprise their roles in the second season, which will debut on Disney+ on December 22, 2023. Each of its nine episodes will be released daily until December 30, as part of Phase Five of the MCU.

Also read: 20 Details In What If…? Season Finale That Make It The Best Episode Of The Series


What If…? season 2 creates hope for Marvel Studios

A still from Marvel Studios' What If...?
A still from Marvel Studios’ What If…?

Marvel Studios’ latest movie, The Marvels, has been a major disappointment. With its box office collection of roughly $202 million, it is officially the lowest-grossing film in the MCU right now. The failure of this movie has left fans questioning the franchise’s future, however, Marvel’s animators might have saved the franchise as season 2 of What If…? has received positive reviews from the critics.

The world premiere for Season 2 of Marvel Studios’ What If…? took place recently and many critics, who only watched the first two episodes, have praised the series for its animation and exciting story. Critic Laura Sirikul wrote on her Twitter/X account,

“The first two episodes of ‘What If…?’ Season 2 are beautifully done. The stories were exciting & intriguing. It also brought in characters we don’t get to see in the live-action like Happy & other characters from Guardians! Animation is fantastic.”

Not just Sirikul, but many critics have praised the show mainly for its entertaining story, returning characters, and smoother animation.


Also read: MCU Misses Massive Opportunity in Black Widow’s What If…? Ending

What If…? season 2 will be released on December 22nd

A still from What If...?
A still from What If…?

The first season of What If…? premiered on August 11, 2021, and upon release, it was praised by the critics as well as the fans, mainly for its voice acting, animation, creative storylines, and scenarios. It seems like Marvel Studios has pushed the limits this time as the second season is expected to be much better.

A third season, as well as a spin-off series titled Marvel Zombies, is confirmed to be in development. The What If…? comics were very popular among the fans, so naturally, a TV series based on the comics has been well-received by the viewers. The second season is scheduled to debut on December 22, 2023, on Disney+ and will release each of its nine episodes daily until December 30.


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