The Marvel Cinematic Universe got its first animated series last summer, with the first season of What If…? making its debut on Disney+. The series, which is based on the comic series of the same name, chronicles alternate universes where key events from MCU movies and shows played out differently. It’s been known for quite some time that the show is renewed for a sophomore season, which has
begged the question of which characters and scenarios we’ll see play out in the new episodes. During a recent panel at the LightBox Expo (via Laughing Place), What If…? director Bryan Andrews revealed that Cate Blanchett will be reprising her role as Hela in Season 2, after originally portraying the character in Thor: Ragnarok. While details surrounding Blanchett’s What If…? appearance are under wraps, Andrews reportedly teased that it will be a side of the character that fans haven’t seen before.
The Watcher was that as these stories continue, he steps more and more closer, he becomes more real to us, because these stories become so much more to him. They become his language, his cultural touchstones, the way it has for our entire society. And these heroes become, in a way, his friends. He needs to save the multiverse because he can’t let this go. He breaks his oath because they matter so much. Something finally matters so much to him that he’s forced to break his oath.”