Over the past few months we heard rumors here and there about a Marvel project that Kevin smith was working on. Nerds all over the internet threw out their best guesses with the hope Smith would finally be heading up a big budget superhero film.
Recently we learned that the project was more likely than not, a Howard the Duck animanted television series. Smith talked about the upcoming series with Marvel.com. You can check out what Smith had to say below.
“The times we’re living in deserve an orator who can identify all the quacks in the system – a straight-shooter who won’t leave us holding the bill. Thanks to Marvel & Hulu, I get to do fowl things to one of my all-time favorite comic book characters in animation! Let’s be honest: I’m not talented enough to handle any of the Avengers, but Howard is definitely in my wheelhouse! However, the real brains of our operation is a legit cartoon genius: the great Meatwad himself, ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’s’ Dave Willis! So prepare to get Ducked hard!”
While not a superhero in the way most people think of them, Howard the Duck is a comic book character, and as many of you probably remember had his own film in the 80s that starred Lea Thompson (Back to Future, Caroline in the City). Smith makes it sound as if his version is going to sort of be like the Lenny Bruce of ducks, and I say that in the best possible way. Unedited commentary on our current civilization.
Perhaps this isn’t the Kevin Smith/Marvel project we deserve, but maybe it’s the one we need. I watched the 80s film but have never been what one would call a huge Howard the Duck fan, but seeing as how Smith is in on this project, I will defintiely give the series a shot when the time comes.
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