RUMOR: Lucasfilm Moving Forward With A WHAT IF...?-Style STAR WARS TV Series

RUMOR: Lucasfilm Moving Forward With A WHAT IF...?-Style STAR WARS TV Series RUMOR: Lucasfilm Moving Forward With A WHAT IF...?-Style STAR WARS TV Series

Marvel Studios' What If...? has put a new spin on countless different characters, but is Star Wars now planning to head down a similar route? According to a new rumour, a series is already in the works...

By JoshWilding - Jan 13, 2024 06:01 AM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars

In recent years, we've seen Marvel Studios shift its focus from Thanos and the Infinity Stones to the Multiverse. While fans have been slow to warm to the concept (largely due to a dip in quality from the MCU in recent years), the likes of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and What If...? have proved it has potential.

Now, it sounds like Star Wars might be about to take a page from the latter's book. 

According to scooper Daniel Richtman, Lucasfilm is developing its own What If...?-style Star Wars TV show. We have no idea whether it will be animated or live-action though the former would make it easier to head down some truly crazy alternate paths for these characters (particularly in terms of casting). 

We can't imagine it will be titled anything as on the nose as "What If... Star Wars?" as the Marvel and Star Wars franchises are very much their own thing despite both being owned by Disney. Still, this isn't the first time Lucasfilm has considered exploring alternate timelines. 

It very nearly happened in a scrapped Star Wars Battlefront video game and, heading into Ahsoka, rumours swirled that the World Between Worlds would explore a timeline where Ahsoka Tano confronted Anakin Skywalker on Mustafar in place of Obi-Wan Kenobi. 

Last year, What If…? director and executive producer Bryan Andrews revealed that Marvel Studios turned down his request for a Star Wars crossover in the hit animated series.

"I think Kevin [Feige] really doesn’t want to cross certain streams. But we did pitch...we actually had a Star Wars/Marvel crossover. So I think it’s absolutely doable. I just don’t know if [Feige] wants to cross those streams, but it’s really funny. Once you get to the realization of why, you go: 'Oh, that...oh, right!' It totally makes sense."

"It won’t rain on anyone’s parade. But it was just a love letter to old-school Star Wars. And it was great. And I don’t know if we’ll ever be able to do it. But we have thought about that stuff."

While that's likely still off the table, Lucasfilm finally heading down this route with Star Wars will put them back in the good graces of fans and the mind boggles at the many possibilities a show like this can explore. 

This obviously isn't an official look at the rumoured series, but it might get you excited about what the show could have in store for us...

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