WHAT IF…? Why X-Men and Fantastic Four Were Left Out?

WHAT IF... Why X-Men and Fantastic Four Were Left Out
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Ever since What If…? and its plot was announced, Marvel Studios fans were hoping that the X-Men and Fantastic Four could end up showing in the new Marvel animated series.

As an animated series that dealt with parallel universes, this would be a safe way to introduce versions of the heroes that could continue on the big screen if successful with the public.

Now, series executive producer Brad Winderbaum has explained why they didn’t want to use the characters.

In an interview with Collider, Winderbaum said that the series could not serve as a premiere for the characters because they wanted to address only the events of “Infinity Saga.”

“We had very few parameters when we were ideating the show, but that was certainly one of them. We wanted to make sure that the characters were firmly rooted in the MCU.

And that had nothing to do with rights and had nothing to do with the future stories we wanted to tell.

It had everything to do with what ‘What If..?’ is: which is a spin on an established storyline. So we look – primarily – at the Infinity Saga.”

The producer’s response makes a lot of sense since the What Would Happen If…? stories usually take significant, well-known events and give them a different twist, even in the comics.

As for the X-Men and Fantastic Four, we still have little news on when or how they will appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but we should have more information soon.

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