Fans are already roasting a new Star Wars rumor that suggests a What If…?-style series is in the works. The animated Marvel series wrapped up its second season at the end of 2023, releasing all nine episodes daily between December 22-30. What If expands the multiverse genre of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, offering new takes on familiar storylines and characters. For example, some episodes posed the questions, “What If… Nebula Joined the Nova Corps?” and “What If… Hela Found the Ten Rings?” It shouldn’t be too surprising that the popularity of What If…? would seep into other franchises, with Star Wars the latest to reportedly be considering its own take.
The Hollywood Handle shared a rumor from scooper DanielRPK that states, “A ‘WHAT IF…?’ version of ‘STAR WARS’ is reportedly in the works at Disney.” Naturally, this got a response from the faithful Star Wars fans, offering their suggestions on what story arcs a Star Wars What If show could take. Some pretty interesting ideas are shared, though we have to take this rumor with a big grain of salt until something more official comes from Disney or Lucasfilm. Though one can assume that if a What If…? Star Wars show does eventually get made, that it would join the Marvel version and all other Star Wars shows on Disney+.
Star Wars announces Mandalorian and Grogu movie
Star Wars fans do have some official news to be excited about, as The Mandalorian and Grogu are heading to the big screen. Last week, it was announced that The Mandalorian & Grogu, a movie starring the two protagonists of the Disney+ series, is set to head into production later this year. The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau will direct the film, which will be produced by Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy, and Dave Filoni.
This new project is separate from the announced film that is coming from Filoni that is set to be a crossover between various series set during The New Republic, as Lucasfilm detailed how that project was part of a similar slate of big-screen experiences.
“I have loved telling stories set in the rich world that George Lucas created,” Favreau shared in a statement. “The prospect of bringing the Mandalorian and his apprentice Grogu to the big screen is extremely exciting.”
“Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have ushered into Star Wars two new and beloved characters, and this new story is a perfect fit for the big screen,” Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, added.
Continue reading for the reaction from Star Wars fans about a possible What If…? series, including a spicy take from actress Rachel Zegler.
Rachel Zegler bringing the heat
what if somehow palpatine returned https://t.co/nW7Ng9xsLv
— rachel zegler (she/her/hers) (@rachelzegler) January 13, 2024
The compressor is the key
WHAT IF Rey never bypassed the compressor? pic.twitter.com/UkY8AB85VY
— GoldenAgeGeek (@GoldenAgeGeeks) January 13, 2024
Isn’t this Star Wars: Visions?
ain’t that what this is or am I tweaking? pic.twitter.com/RieeJiexBR
— wretched homosapien (@skinthickmvrick) January 13, 2024
Not a bad logo
Can’t wait to explore alternate galaxies and narratives! pic.twitter.com/ZN475DB2qL
— Zaheer (@ZaheerAhmad0786) January 13, 2024
Quantum Leap enters the chat
What if Dr. Sam Beckett quantum leaped into Darth Vader at the exact moment his son was being murdered by the Emperor? pic.twitter.com/iW5BLMRmrd
— Skeletired ? (@skeletired) January 13, 2024
Anakin as The Watcher?
Hopefully they are more creative with this. Although I do say with the World Between Worlds and Anakin there, he could be “The Watcher” which would be very nice.
As for some ideas
– What if Qi-Gon Survived? (Would upend the Prequel Saga with him being effectively a grey jedi)
— Alovon (@IanMcCabe_1) January 13, 2024
Let’s go back to this canceled video game
There was this canceled game that was going to be set in alternate timelines where the story went differently for a lot of characters.
Would be cool to see some of this concepts for this potentially series. pic.twitter.com/j5aloauzdf
— Hot_Adam_is_Here!?? (@Lorenzo74209291) January 13, 2024
It’s time for Jar-Jar the Sith Lord
You know what it is pic.twitter.com/vLRbjyHh4f
— Rafa (@RafaMontano94) January 13, 2024