Following the great Marvel drought of 2020, this year has seen a return to form for the MCU with a seemingly endless amount of new films and TV shows heading to cinemas and Disney+.
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 since the release of episode 5, attention has turned to episode 6 of What If…? and what story will be told this time around.
What If…? episode 5 recap [Spoilers]
Released on September 8th, episode 5 of the series is simply titled What If… Zombies!?
The new instalment is one of the most destructive episodes so far as the Avengers are beset by a zombie apocalypse after Hank Pym brought his wife back from the Quantum Realm.
Episode 5 centres on the remaining members of the Avengers as they work to find the cure to the mysterious zombie outbreak.
What makes things a little more difficult, however, is that any Avengers who have been infected keep their superpowers, even as zombies.
What If…? episode 6 preview
Episode 6 of What If…? will be released on Disney+ on September 15th 2021.
If you want to watch the new instalment as soon as it releases, episode 6 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 has been released ahead of episode 6’s arrival but we do know that the upcoming episode will focus on Eric ‘Killmonger’ Stevens and the people of Wakanda.
In the trailers for What If…?, we see Killmonger saving Tony Stark prior to the events of 2008’s Iron Man, meaning that Tony would never go on to become the figurehead of the Avengers. It’s also possible that this would have prevented the creation of the Avengers at all.
As a result, it appears that the people of Wakanda, led by Killmonger, become Earth’s greatest defenders.
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.
What If…? continues weekly on Disney+ after premiering on August 11th, 2021.