Marvel Influences ABC’s Daytime Television with ‘What If…’ Webisodes

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What if Spider-man joined the Fantastic Four? That was the topic of the very first ‘What If’ comic title from Marvel way back in 1977. Although there wasn’t ever likely to be a ‘What if Marvel joined the Disney family?’ title, we’re all beginning to catch our first glimpses of the new relationship, from Disney selling Marvel merchandise throughout its theme parks to awkwardly and backhandedly promoting the current slate of Marvel Studios films as they continue to be distributed by Paramount.

Today, however, we have learned of a new chapter in the ‘What If’ universe — ABC daytime dramas (or Soaps). Perhaps borrowing from their new cousins, ABC Daytime has decided to produce a series of ten episodes pondering the question ‘what if character W from show X meets character Y from show Z.’

Directed by Frank Valentini, the executive producer of One Life to Live, the characters who will interact are:

  • “All My Children’s” Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and “General Hospital’s” Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard)
  • “General Hospital’s” Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) and “One Life to Live’s” Viki Banks (Erika Slezak)
  • “All My Children’s” Ryan Lavery (Cameron Mathison) and “General Hospital’s” Carly Jacks (Laura Wright)
  • “All My Children’s” Greenlee Smythe (Rebecca Budig) and “General Hospital’s” Jason Morgan (Steve Burton)
  • “One Life to Live’s” John McBain (Michael Easton) and “General Hospital’s” Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco)
  • “One Life to Live’s” Todd Manning (Trevor St. John) and “General Hospital’s” Damian Spinelli (Bradford Anderson)
  • “All My Children’s” Angie and Jesse Hubbard (Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams) and “One Life to Live’s” Starr Manning (Kristen Alderson)
  • “One Life to Live’s” Blair Cramer (Kassie DePaiva) and “All My Children’s” Tad Martin (Michael E. Knight)
  • “One Life to Live’s” Tess (Bree Williamson) and “General Hospital’s” Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna)
  • “General Hospital’s” Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms) and “One Life to Live’s” Rex Balsom (John- Paul Lavoisier)

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One thought on “Marvel Influences ABC’s Daytime Television with ‘What If…’ Webisodes

  1. Most of the characters in soap operas are similar. You have your sweet hears, loving husbands, sh*t starters, vengeful witches, and what not. To be honest, I think the characters are interchangeable on most of the shows.

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