What If…? Producer Talks About Season 1’s Lost Episode
Warning: There are minor spoilers ahead for the What If…? season 1 finale!
While the season finale of What If…? brought back many of its previous heroes, there was one new addition: Gamora, “The Destroyer of Thanos.” However, the only reason that Gamora was absent from the earlier installments is because she was the subject of season 1’s lost episode. But that doesn’t mean that fans won’t eventually learn how Gamora teamed up with Iron Man to face the Mad Titan.
During an interview with Comic Book, What If…? executive producer and writer, A.C. Bradley, explained why the episode wasn’t completed in time for season 1.
“What happened with the Gamora episode, there was originally supposed to be — early on in the season — a Tony and Gamora-centric episode. However, due to COVID and production delays, one of our amazing, amazing animation houses around the globe got hit pretty hard by the pandemic. And we were left with two choices: push the entire season to later this year, or push this one episode to season 2. We made the choice to push that episode to season 2, and hoped that seeing Gamora in the finale serves as a teaser for what is to come.”
Bradley also said that “in season two, it’ll almost be like a little bit of a prequel. We’ll see how Tony and Gamora became friends, because those two don’t even interact in the main MCU universe. Just seeing those two characters rub off on each other — both had very difficult, in different ways, childhoods. Both had very overbearing fathers. And seeing how that affected both of them is going to be a lot of fun.”
“Given all the upheaval that we’ve been through in the past two years, pushing an episode is nothing, and we completely understand,” added Bradley. “Our animation houses have been absolute rock stars in pulling off this show.”
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