Welcome to What If Week
Ever wondered what would have happened if Beyonce Knowles decided not to embark on a solo career? What if Tim Burton kept directing Batman films? What if HBO never picked up the Sopranos? Or, can you imagine an X-Men movie without Hugh Jackman as Wolverine? Truth be told, many of you're favorite TV shows, movies and music groups were one quick decision from never happening as you see them today. Would a different road led to something better or worse?
HitFix's crack editorial team is going to have some fun over the next six days pondering what could have happened during our inaugural "What If? Week." These stories will be spread throughout the site's individual blogs, but you'll be able to access all the posts by clicking on the "What If? Week" logo at the top of this article.
We're starting off by having Melinda Newman explore how music history would have changed if Destiny's Child stayed together. Curious what else is on deck? Here's a list of all the topics we'll be covering this week. We aren't going to reveal what days they are posting, you'll have to keep visiting HitFix to find out what could have happened.
One extra bonus: Is there one What If? we're not covering you want us to answer? Post your suggestions below. We'll pick one question and post a response on Friday.
In the meantime, look for the following What If's all this week.
What if River Phoenix had lived?
What if NBC hadn't given the 10 p.m. hour to Jay Leno?
What if Woody Allen and Mia Farrow hadn't broken up?
What if HBO picked up Winnie Holzman's show instead of "The Sopranos"?
What if Radiohead didn't sell their album independently?
What if Rupert Murdoch's daughter hadn't been a "Pop Idol" fan?
What if the Dixie Chicks had apologized?
What if Joan Rivers Late Show on FOX was never cancelled?
What if Dougray Scott played Wolverine in 'X-Men'?
What if George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola had traded directing duties on 'Apocalypse Now' and 'Star Wars'?
What if Tim Burton and Michael Keaton returned for the third Batman film?
What if Cate Blanchett won Best Actress instead of Gwyneth Paltrow?
What if NBC hadn't cancelled "JAG"?
What if Anthony Michael Hall had not passed on the role of Private Joker in 'Full Metal Jacket'?