After the great Marvel drought of last 2020, this year has certainly made up for the lack of MCU content by bringing us a never-ending stream of new films and TV series.
What If…? is the newest addition to Marvel’s growing collection of TV shows and it’s very different to those that have come before as it explores the alternate realities of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The second episode tells the story of T’Challa, but not as we know it, as he takes the place of Peter Quill at Yondu’s side.
Episode 2 welcomes a host of new and returning cast members to What If…? but just who reprises their original roles and who is replaced by a new actor?
Recap: What If… T’Challa Became a Star-Lord
Episode 2 of Marvel’s What If…? arrived on Disney+ on August 18th, 2021.
Titled What If… T’Challa Became a Star-Lord, episode 2 focuses on T’Challa, who we know in the main MCU as Black Panther.
However, in What If…?, this T’Challa was accidentally taken by Yondu’s crew instead of Peter Quill.
As a result, the episode examines what life in the galaxy would look like with T’Challa flying with the Ravagers and explores the very different fates that befall the likes of Thanos, Nebula and even Drax.
What If…?: Episode 2 cast
For What If…?’s second episode, the vast majority of cast members remain the same, with Chadwick Boseman returning posthumously to the role of T’Challa,
Meanwhile, there are a few changes from the cast of the films and characters who are not being played by their original actors are highlighted below in bold.
- Jeffrey Wright as The Watcher
- Chadwick Boseman as Star-Lord T’Challa
- Karen Gillan as Nebula
- Michael Rooker as Yondu
- Djimon Hounsou as Korath
- Josh Brolin as Thanos
- Benicio Del Toro as The Collector
- Kurt Russell as Ego
- Sean Gunn as Kraglin
- Chris Sullivan as Taserface
- Seth Green as Howard the Duck
- Danai Gurira as Okoye
- Ophelia Lovibond as Carina
- Carrie Coon as Proxima Midnight
- Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Ebony Maw
- Tred Tatasciore as Corvus Glaive and Drax
- Maddix Robinson as Young T’Challa
- Brian T. Delaney as Peter Quill
Fred Tatasciore takes on the roles of Corvus Glaive and Drax in What If…?, replacing Michael James Shaw and Dave Bautista respectively. A veteran of over 800 voice acting roles, fans will have heard Fred in the likes of Ben 10, Ghost of Tsushima as well as the Rebels and Clone Wars Star Wars series.
Meanwhile, Chris Pratt is replaced as Peter Quill by Brian T. Delaney, a veteran of voice acting who fans will know best as the male voice of the main character in Fallout 4 and Saint-14 in Destiny 2.
What If…? is available to stream now on Disney+ after premiering on August 11th, 2021.