Howard the Duck

(1986)

A scientific experiment unknowingly brings extraterrestrial life forms to the Earth through a laser beam. First is the cigar smoking drake Howard from the duck's planet. A few kids try to keep him from the greedy scientists and help him back to his planet. But then a much less friendly being arrives through the beam...

Is ‘Howard the Duck’ One of the Marvel Movies Coming in 2020?

Is ‘Howard the Duck’ One of the Marvel Movies Coming in 2020?

Because of how big Howard the Duck bombed in theaters way back in 1986, most fans were shocked, yet delighted, to see the talking mallard reappear at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy. And ever since then, there has been much speculation that Marvel and Disney are planning a standalone movie for the strange alien creature who refuses to wear any pants. Well, don't hold your breath. Even though Marvel announced three new mystery movies for 2020, all part of Phase 4, don't expect one of them to be a Howard the Duck reboot.

So, there you go. Don't count Howard down just yet. He'll likely return soon. And Seth Green will probably be one of the last to know it's actually happening, since he has such a loose relationship with the studio. If anything, we can probably expect Howard to show up in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 for a cameo. But then again, director James Gunn doesn't sound like he wants to repeat himself.

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‘Howard the Duck’ Movie May Happen at Marvel Says George Lucas

‘Howard the Duck’ Movie May Happen at Marvel Says George Lucas

One of the funnest parts of Guardians of the Galaxy was when Howard the Duck showed up at the end for his post-credit cameo. No one was expecting it, and fans loved to see the talking space mallard return from obscurity. Ever since, there have been murmurs that Marvel might actually make a standalone Howard the Duck movie sometime in the future. Someone who absolutely agrees with that idea is producer of the original 1986 movie George Lucas.

Howard the Duck was one of the biggest bombs of the 80s. Though, it has since grown a pretty healthy cult audience. Speaking with Stephen Colbert about the calamity that was the 1986 Howard the Duck, George Lucas places all the blame on the costume, but goes onto say that he 'believes' Marvel will bring the duck back for his own solo adventure:"You can't put a dwarf in a duck suit and make it work. I have a feeling that Marvel is gonna redo it because of the technology we have today. The thing about art is that it's based on technology. [At the time], they said it couldn't be done, and they were right.

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