This summer could be pretty busy for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A new announcement discovered on the official website of Marvel Studios Japan suggests that at least three shows could come out between Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 4 (when it opens in Japan), and Thor: Love and Thunder, which currently has a July release date. She-Hulk, I’m Groot, and What if…? Season two are all listed between the aforementioned blockbusters.
Imam Vellani with Ms. Marvel is then listed after Thor: Love and Thunder, but still holds a “Summer 2022” release time window, suggesting the series could release during the sweltering summer days around August or September. Secret Invasion is then listed before Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is due to hit theaters in November.
If the list turns out to be accurate, this would be the first official confirmation. What if…? season 2 is coming this year. Executives had only previously suggested that they wanted to release seasons every year, though uncertainty and extended production deadlines in animation may complicate matters.
“I mean, you’re completely free of any kind of rules, which is both the most exciting and the most disheartening thing about it, because then you have to make your own rules,” the director of Marvel Studios animation Brad Winderbaum at ComicBook. com. “But I mean, it’s really, in many ways, the purest interpretation of the imagination of the people behind it. There’s an element of chaos in all things. There’s an element of chaos in the animation. Definitely a major factor in live-action. Moviemaking is chaos. And how things don’t go to plan and how you end up with a completely different set of tools than you think you have. In an animation, start working with this infinite canvas where anything you desire can be achieved. And if you can design it, you can do it. If you can dream it, you can do it.
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