- Executive Meddling: In an interview, Thompson stated that Gwen's addition to the cast was an editorial mandate. She argued against having Gwenpool, feeling that the character and her power set would be stifled in a team setting. Though ultimately she admitted that she grew fond of her and even gave her a cute land shark pet. After West Coast Avengers ended, she said she hoped to write stories with her again in the future.
- Screwed by the Network: Even if sales had been better and it hadn't been cancelled at issue 10, the book's premise would've become untenable after only one more arc - because Quentin Quire is joining X-Force, and he's the reason for the whole reality show premise. And Quentin (and Gwenpool) being on the team in the first place was Executive Meddling - writer Kelly Thompson originally wanted Tigra and She-Hulk instead.
- What Could Have Been:
- Hazmat was originally considered as a possible team candidate.
- Clint Barton, She-Hulk and Tigra were originally going to be part of the team returning with Kate Bishop and America Chavez as the new members. The editorial mandated that the book relaunch into Young Avengers style, and both She-Hulk and Tigra to be replaced by Gwenpool and Quentin, as She-Hulk was off limits due Jason Aaron's using the character in the primary Avengers in his run and Tigra being Demoted to Extra.
- On her Tumblr Kelly Thompson revealed that she had planned for Gwen to learn that her powers were tied to how much she controls her narrative, with her powers being at their best when the story focuses on her. Unfortunately the book was canceled before she could get that story.
Trivia / West Coast Avengers (2018)