After all the deaths and heartbreaking stories in the previous runs of Marvel's What If..?, a shift in the tone has been given with all the fun and games party Thor has brought in the story as he throws such wherever he goes. What could Episode 8, the penultimate, possibly give next? Let's see! Here is everything you need to know from the release date, time, countdown, spoilers, leaks, theories, previews, and news.
Warning! This portion may contain spoilers for Marvel's What If..?. Read at your own risk!
What Happened in Marvel's What If..? Episode 7?
In Marvel's What If..? Episode 7, What If... Thor was an Only Child?, Thor's problem was a lot different than what he faced before when Odin sent him to Earth, in here, Thor seems to have an addiction that a lot of people can't stop – excessive partying. He met Jane but lured her into partying as well. There were a lot of familiar faces visiting the parties of Thor, the Grandmaster even became a DJ and made it rain foam.
Even the frost giants with Loki visited them and partied with them. Everything was so rad that everyone in Sin City enjoyed and had the times of their lives. Darcy and Howard the Duck even got married in front of an Elvis impersonator.
When SHIELD was alerted, headed by acting director Maria Hill with Crossbones as her right hand, they call on their most powerful shot, Captain Marvel, expecting she could put an end to Thor's mischiefs on Earth. The parties were cut short as they traveled around the world to put an end to the endless partying of Thor.
She battled it out with him though, but afraid she could decimate a whole time if she fully uses her powers, avoiding collateral damage in general. Just when SHIELD and Captain Marvel were in a position to stop Thor in a deserted place, Frigga used Dark Magic to make an illusion of herself in front of Thor and warned him that she will be coming to Midgard to check on him and cutting her trip with her girlfriends short because of it.
Upon learning Frigga's plan to visit him personally, Thor was extremely afraid that he panicked. Not only Thor was afraid of a party-angry Frigga, but almost all of his guests and friends were also scared of her as well that all of them had to help Thor clean up the Earth of their party tracks and convince her that they are on a cultural exchange.
They even got Captain Marvel in the gig as well, she gave Thor a tablet full of things about Earth. However, when they thought they cleaned everything up, Thor summons the Mjolnir and gave it all away.
Thor recognized that what Jane did was right and he asked her on a date to a planet full of unicorns. She said yes and just before Thor could get away, Vision Ultron arrives and he has all the six stones on him, five on his suit, and one on his forehead.
Marvel's What If..? Episode 8 Theories, Spoilers, and Leaks
Starting from the end, Vision Ultron is one that intrigues fans and viewers the most. There is no comic book counterpart of this version of Vision and he was supposed to be the synthetic son of Ultron and in Avengers: Age of Ultron, he was supposed to be the host of Ultron. In this version, it seems like Marvel is making one of the most powerful big bad in the MCU with Vision being an ultimately evil being.
It also raises the question of whether Uatu really knows the story of what happens next as in this one, he said, "perhaps, I spoke too soon," just when Vision Ultron is arriving. What is Uatu's main agenda here, really? Will it be time for him to intervene? Could he really do that and form a team of various heroes from different alternate realities?
Also, the episode is not only full of fun, but it is also full of cameos and appearances of familiar faces in the MCU such as the Grandmaster, the members of the Guardians of The Galaxy, the Ravagers, the Skrulls, even the ones who made Adam Warlock was there, and a lot more. Would this be a commemoration of all the planets visited in the MCU?
Where to Watch Marvel's What If..? Episode 8?
Disney+ exclusively streams Marvel's What If..? along with all the other Marvel series released or upcoming as announced for Phase Four of the MCU. The series is Rated TV-14. Disney+ also has the series available in 4k for better viewing.
When is the Release Date and Time of Marvel's What If..? Episode 8?
Marvel's What If..? Episode 8 will be made available next week, September 29, 2021, at 3 AM exclusively on Disney+.
Marvel's What If..? Episode 8 Countdown
That was one fun episode, however, we're still left with a cliffhanger. Would the next episode be like that given that it will be the penultimate? Will we ever have our questions answered? Find out in the next run of Marvel's What If..?