What If…? Season 1 Episode 8: Release Date, Recap & Spoilers

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We will be discussing the What If…? Season 1 Episode 8 release date in this article. The latest offering from Marvel Studios has been creating a lot of buzzes all around the internet. All the viewers and fans of Marvel movies are having the time of their lives. After having not a single new offering for more than a year from the studio due to the pandemic, the fans are getting a whole lot of content in 2021. There have been several exclusive Marvel television shows this year as the studio stepped into the streaming world and started rolling out exclusive content.

This has made the fan community more than happy. In all of those offerings is a new concept from Marvel Studios known as “What If…?” that is also different from the movies and other television shows. It has followed the animation path to tell the stories of different versions of the already popular character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The studio tends to keep the concept of the shared universe going with the latest animated series. This also makes it easier to tell different stories of different versions of each character from across the universe.

In addition to that, the studio can get it all done within a limited budget of a television series rather than a huge movie budget. Furthermore, this also gives them the option to cover a wide variety of stories within the limited time of each episode. The series features the characters from Marvel comics and most of them from those already introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The show has been very successful with its different storylines in each episode. We are now close to the release of What If…? Season 1 Episode 8. Although, lets us find out more about the show.

What If Ep 8 Release Date

Who Are The Cast Members In What If…? Season 1 Episode 7?

There have several characters from the Marvel comics featured in the ongoing animated series. In addition to that, most of them have been from the Marvel movies or the television shows that are a part of the MCU. This has given the option to the actors from the movies and television shows to voice their respective roles in the series. With each episode having different characters, there are different cast members as well giving voice to their characters.

Similarly, Episode 7 of What If…? Season 1 has also brought in some already well-known actors to voice their roles in the episode. One of the most recognized and insanely famous cast members among them is Chris Hemsworth. He has returned once again to voice the most famous role of his career, that is, Thor, in this episode of What If…?. In addition to that, we saw another popular actress named Natalie Portman return to voice her character named Jane Foster.

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A still from Season 1 Episode 7

Then there were other famous names from the Marvel movies and television shows that also returned. They include Kat Dennings, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Cobie Smulders, Karen Gillan, Clark Gregg, and many more. All of them voiced their respective characters named Darcy Lewis, Loki, Nick Furry, Grandmaster, Maria Hill, Nebula, and Agent Coulson. However, a different actress named Alexandra Daniels voiced the character of Captain Marvel instead of Brie Larson who has played the character in the movies. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Wright has been a constant through the series voicing The Watcher in every episode of the series.

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What If…? Season 1 Episode 7 Recap

Episode 7 of What If…? Season hit the streaming service on 22nd September 2021 at 12:30 pm IST, 3 am ET, and 8 am BST. In addition to that, the episode went live on Disney Plus exclusively and was titled “What If… Thor Were an Only Child?”. Just as the title suggests, the story of this episode featured the mighty Thor Odinson of Asgard. However, we have all seen his story already in the Marvel movies in much detail, so why start the same one again? Well, this is not the Thor we know from the main continuity of the Marvel universe that joined the Avengers and fought Thanos.

This Thor is from another universe and completely different from the one we know and love. He likes to party a lot and we literally mean a lot. Although, the main question is why is he like that and not a responsible one. The answer to that question is in the title of the episode. This version of Thor grew up alone as a single child of his parents because Odin returned Loki to his rightful people. Therefore, there was no mischievous Loki to motivate Thor to become a responsible man.

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That is why he became a big party lover and does not give importance to anything else. However, when Odin goes into his deep sleep, Thor’s mother Frigga asks him to get as much knowledge of the nine realms because he will be ruling them one day. She also warns Thor not to go partying around the galaxy as Heimdall will be keeping an eye on him and she will come and punish him as well. Frigga then leaves to visit her sisters and celebrate the solstice.

Did Thor Listen To Her Mother? Who Fought With Thor In What If…? Episode 7?

After Frigga leaves, Thor plans to go to Midgard that is also known as Earth to party a lot. Meanwhile, on Earth, we see Jane and Darcy out in the Nevada desert tracking for an alien invasion. Soon they see the Bifrost go right above them towards Las Vegas. They think the invasion has begun but then get surprised when they see everyone partying with the aliens instead of fighting. She talks to Thor who tells her about himself. Jane is shocked that it is the God Of Thunder himself but soon she is partying with him.

The next day we see that SHIELD arrives at Jane’s door and asks her to come with them as she was the one who sent out the signal last night about an alien invasion before it even happened. However, Jane tries to avoid going with her but she has no choice. We then see Agent Maria Hill get to a conclusion to call in Captain Marvel to make Thor leave the planet. Soon we see Thor, Loki, and the others partying in Paris when Captain Marvel arrives and stops the party.

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Captain Marvel vs Thor in What If…? Episode 7

She first asks Thor to leave politely but when he says stupid things, she punches him hard and throws him all the way to the UK from Paris. However, their fight does not conclude as none of them gets hurt. SHIELD and Captain Marvel then decide to hit Thor with all of their power. But before that Frigga comes in between them virtually using Magic and asks Thor to get things in order before she arrives there. Soon Thor asks everyone to clean up their party mess before his mother arrives or she will punish them all. Everyone cleans up Earth and things go back to normal as they were before.

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What If…? Season 1 Episode 8: When Will It Release and What To Expect?

The seventh episode in the ongoing animated series was the first one ever where not a single character died. What If…? Season 1 Episode 8 will be releasing on 29th September 2021. In addition to that, the episode will be airing exclusively on Disney Plus at 12:30 pm IST, 3 am ET, and 8 am BST. However, there has been no confirmation about the title of the next episode from Marvel Studios as of now. Although, we can definitely put up a theory about what might happen next in the episode. On the other hand, this might also be true considering the shocking end of the seventh episode of What If…?

It was fascinating that Episode 7 was the first episode in the series where not a single character died. In addition to that, the show even ended on a rather happy note. Even The Watcher went on to say that this was a happily ever after ending. However, he regretted saying those words soon when he witnessed the exact next thing happen. But what was it exactly and why it made The Watcher regret his words about a happy ending?

The moment when Thor was walking away from Jane’s van after asking her out on a date, he was shocked to see someone in front of him. It was none other than Ultron, although not the one we know from the movie. Since this is a different reality, this Ultron was also different. He had successfully taken over the body of Vision in this universe and has collected the infinity stones as well. Therefore, we might be getting to see Thor go up against the all-powerful Vision-Ultron. Furthermore, we might see Dr. Strange join Thor against this Ultron as well as we saw the two in the mid-season sneak peek teaser. So do not forget to tune in to Disney Plus the next Wednesday for What If…? Season 1 Episode 8.

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By Ritik Upadhyay

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