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Posted on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
Marvel movies may seem nigh unstoppable today, but back in the 1980s a Marvel movie became one of the most notorious flops of all time. Critics hated Howard the Duck, fans were vocal about their disappointment, and audiences mostly failed to show up at all. But the tide is slowly turning for Howard. His film’s attracted a cult following over the years, and in 2014 he made a splashy cameo in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, leading fans to speculate about a possible movie. (So far, no dice.)
Then last year, Marvel Comics launched a new Howard the Duck title penned by Chip Zdarsky to rave reviews. And now Howard’s looking to reunite with an old co-star within the pages of said comic. Lea Thompson, who starred in the 1986 Howard the Duck movie, will appear as a character in an upcoming issue of the comic, in a storyline that ties back into her appearance in the film. Take a first peek at the Howard the Duck Lea Thompson issue below. Read More »
Yesterday, Marvel Studios announced a bunch of changes and additions to their release calendar. Among the announcements were an Ant-Man sequel titled Ant-Man and the Wasp set for 2018, new release dates for Black Panther and Captain Marvel and three yet-to-be-announced Marvel movies scheduled for 2020. So the question I’ve been getting over the last 24 hours is this: What does Marvel Studios have planned for 2020?
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Of all the Easter eggs and references scattered throughout Guardians of the Galaxy, the last-minute cameo from Howard the Duck is undoubtedly the best and weirdest. It takes a certain amount of nerve to drop one of Marvel‘s strangest characters into a movie already packed with niche C-listers, so you have to admire director James Gunn‘s choice to end his big, weird movie with a big, weird character.
However, Guardians of the Galaxy was a massive hit, transforming the likes of Star-Lord and Drax into household names. The same wave of instant popularity also washed over Howard. Suddenly, normal people were interested in this anthropomorphized alien duck, which is just plain weird. It must be especially weird for Howard’s voice actor, Seth Green, who had to make it known at this year’s New York Comic-Con that there are currently no plans for a Howard the Duck movie. Not even after Marvel announced three untitled films for 2020.
Check out the last Howard the Duck movie update after the jump.
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Last night I attended an event where Marvel head Kevin Feige and Avengers producer Jeremy Latchem were in attendance answering questions about Avengers: Age of Ultron and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You can read everything they said about plotting the Infinity Stones in the first two and upcoming phase three of the MCU, and where they are headed in The Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2 in our other post. In this post you can find all the interesting answers that didn’t fit thematically in the other post:
- How does it feel to be able to include Spider-Man in the MCU?
- How was Spider-Man inserted into the plan they already had leading towards The Avengers: Infinity War?
- Does Marvel have plans for Fantastic Four and X-Men in the chance they get the rights back?
- Will The Marvel television characters or storylines ever appear in the Marvel movies? Would characters be recast?
- Why didn’t Captain Marvel and other Marvel character have a cameo at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron?
- When will Guardians of the Galaxy cross over with the earth bound Marvel heroes?
- When will we get more casting announcements for Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2?
- How does Howard The Duck make it back to Earth?
- When will Marvel One Shots short films return?
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Even though X-Men from the year 2000 may have been the first Marvel Comics film that truly launched the comic book movie boom that hasn’t stopped in 15 years (and is showing no signs of slowing down), the very first theatrical movie based on a Marvel comic was Howard the Duck in 1986. Sadly, and hilariously, it was an absolute disaster.
But ever since Marvel Studios revived the character for a credits scene appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy, there’s been a resurgence of interest in the wise-cracking, anthropomorphic duck named Howard. And that’s mainly because fans think that Marvel Studios can do the character justice on the big screen now, not unlike Rocket Raccoon.
And now a new trailer remix gives Howard the Duck the Marvel cinematic universe treatment by blending footage from the original movie with Marvel Studios movies, imagining a big screen reboot in today’s world. Watch the Howard the Duck trailer remix now! Read More »
When you think Lucasfilm, you probably think of two things: Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Both creations of filmmaker George Lucas, those two franchises put Lucasfilm on the map and made the company what is today: an entity that cost Disney $4 billion. But Lucasfilm isn’t only Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Proof of that hit theaters this past weekend as they released Strange Magic, an animated fairy tale Lucas himself conceived and produced.
That got us thinking, what else has Lucasfilm done? What are they without their two big superstars? The answer is “a lot” and “something pretty special.” Below, read our ranking of the 10 best Lucasfilm movies, minus Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Read More »
How did Howard the Duck end up in the clutches of The Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy? Fans will find out later this year as Marvel Comics is writing a comic book story as a sequel to the Guardians of the Galaxy post-credits scene where Howard is revealed as one of The Collector’s prized possessions. Read more about the upcoming Howard the Duck Guardians of the Galaxy comic book story below. Read More »