After the great Marvel drought of 2020, this year has seen a return to form for Marvel with an endless amount of new films and TV shows.

The newest arrival on the small screen has been the animated series, What If…?, which poses questions about 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 following the arrival of chapter 3, attention has quickly turned to episode 4 of What If…? and what story will be told this time around.

Marvel Studios’ What If…? | Official Trailer | Disney+

Marvel Studios’ What If…? | Official Trailer | Disney+

What If…? episode 3 recap [Spoilers]

Titled What If… The World Lost Its Mightiest Heroes, episode 3 arrived with a bang on August 25th.

This mind-bending episode saw Nick Fury’s efforts to bring the Avengers together falter as each member of the team is targeted by a mysterious yellow-clad serial killer.

With no Avengers working to protect Earth from off-world forces, Loki is able to invade the planet without much resistance and is able to enslave humanity just as he planned to do in 2012’s The Avengers.

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What If…? episode 4 preview

  • Episode 4 of What If…? will be released on Disney+ on September 1st 2021.

If you want to watch the new instalment as soon as it releases, episode 4 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.

No title or synopsis for episode 4 has been released just yet but we do know that the next chapter will focus on Doctor Strange and it promises to be another electrifying instalment.

In the What If…? trailers, we see Strange embark on a mysterious mission that seemingly results in him being transported to another dimension where he faces off against an evil version of himself.

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How many episodes in total?

  • What If…? season 1 will consist of nine episodes in total.

Like all of Marvel’s Disney+ shows, one new episode of What If…? will be 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 arrives 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.

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What If…? continues weekly on Disney+ after premiering on August 11th, 2021.

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