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These 2 things were ‘off-limits’ for new Marvel series

Marvel’s ‘What If...?’ writer AC Bradley revealed 2 conditions that are off-limits

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Marvel’s “What If...?” head writer AC Bradley recently revealed two major details about how the show was made — and what was left on the table.

Bradley told GamesRadar+ that the creative team had two major rules during production that they had to follow.

  • “One was we couldn’t do anything that the movies or TV shows were already doing,” she told GamesRadar+. “So that let us go to weirder and stranger places.”
  • For example, she said the show had a storyline that was close to something that happens in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” which will debut in 2023. So the idea was scrapped, she told GamesRadar+.

The second condition? No “Star Wars” content.

  • “I was not allowed to use Star Wars characters,” said Bradley, according to Yahoo News.
  • “I tried many times; they kept reminding me that Luke Skywalker is not an Avenger,” she added.

Two notes on this. For one, Bradley told me in an interview that some stories that weren’t included in Season 1 will be considered for Season 2 of the show. So that’s cool.

  • “Well, the good news is that there is going to be a second season,” she told me. “So there will be some of the ideas left on the table that will hopefully find new homes.”

Second, the “Star Wars” thing makes sense. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige told Yahoo Entertainment that he doesn’t see “Star Wars” and the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever crossing over with each other.

  • “If you’d ask me if anything we’re talking about right now was in the realm of possibility 20 years ago, I would’ve said, ‘I don’t think so,’” he said, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
  • He added, “But I really don’t think so. I don’t think there’s any reason for it.”