Marvel's What If? 208 What if The Avengers Assembled in 1602?
TV Podcast IndustriesJanuary 04, 2024x
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Marvel's What If? 208 What if The Avengers Assembled in 1602?

Taking inspiration from Neil Gaiman's iconic graphic novel we discuss the penultimate episode of What if? 208 What If The Avengers Assembled in 1602? It's one we were all waiting for.

Marvel's What If? 208 What if The Avengers Assembled in 1602? Synopsis

Executive Produced by: Bryan Andrews, A.C. Bradley, Brad Winderbaum with Kevin Feige

Head Writer: A.C. Bradley

Episode Written by: A. C. Bradley & Ryan Little

Episode Directed By: Bryan Andrews

After arriving in 1602, an Elizibethan era universe, Captain Carter agrees to help Wanda Merlin and Sir Nicholas Fury stop an impending incursion. As a tear in space opens over the Globe theatre, she saves Prince Hamlet aka Prince Loki from being pulled into the tear, but fails to save Queen Hela. The loss of the queen enrages her successor the new King Thor Odinson who orders Sir Harold "The Happy" Hogan to hunt the outlaw Carter.

Carter learns from The Watcher that the incursion is occurring due to the presence of the Forerunner, another time-displaced individual, and locates Tony Stark, who can make a device to identify the Forerunner using the Time Stone in Thor's sceptre. He points her towards outlaws Steve Hood and his band of merrymen, Bucky Barnes, and Scott Lang to help steal it. 

Carter finds the group, but they are ambushed by Hogan. Carter gives herself up before freeing herself and enraging an Iron Masked Bruce Banner. They meet with Stark and join Rogers' group in infiltrating Thor's court. With Wanda's help, the group retrieves the Time Stone for Stark's device.

Managing to activate the device it identifies Rogers as the Forerunner, who had inadvertently created the temporal anomaly while battling Thanos. Carter bids farewell to Rogers and returns him to his universe, preventing the incursion.

Left and isolated in 1602 Peggy Carter is joined in a local pub by an unexpected friend and ally, Dr Stephen Strange Supreme.

Marvel's What If...? 208 Cast

  • Jeffrey Wright as The Watcher
  • Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter / Captain Carter
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Sir Nicholas Fury
  • Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Merlin
  • Chris Hemsworth as King Thor Odinson
  • Tom Hiddleston as Loki
  • Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk
  • Jon Favreau as Sir Harold "The Happy" Hogan / "The Freak"
  • Mick Wingert as Tony Stark
  • Josh Keaton as Steve Rogers / Rogers Hood
  • Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man
  • Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes
  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange Supreme
  • Lake Bell as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow.

A Return to Defending

As we are returning to the Marvel TV universe we are using the format of our former Marvel podcast, Defenders TV Podcast. We discuss: - What if we had a Top 3 points about the episode.

What have we seen before, What's the change, what does this mean for this episodes universe - Whether we each Defend the episode or not - Notes, Quotes and comic references

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Next time on TV Podcast Industries

Thanks for joining us for our What If? season 2 episode 8 podcast. We'll be back next time with our chat about What If? Season 2 Episode 9 "What If Strange Supreme Intervened?"

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Until then, Keep Watching, Keep Listening and Keep Defending.

Derek, Chris and John

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