Marvel Studios surprised us all during the Television Critics Association panels by revealing an exciting new partnership with Hulu for four new animated series based on comic books. MODOK, Tigra & Dazzler, Hit-Monkey and Howard the Duck are all getting their own animated shows before joining forces with each other for a crossover series called The Offenders. That’s certainly one way for Marvel to kickstart their streaming projects again after Netflix canceled all of the shows that formed The Defenders.
Kevin Smith is the one tasked with bringing the hilariously raunchy space-hopping mallard Howard the Duck to life in animated form. You might be worried that his animated experience only extends to a short-lived Clerks animated series, but thankfully, he’s working with Aqua Teen Hunger Force‘s Dave Willis to what promises to be a wacky sci-fi comic book comedy. Now Smith has revealed which comics are influencing their Howard the Duck animated series, and he’s also seen footage from MODOK and Hit-Monkey, both of which sound extremely promising.
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Howard the Duck fans are likely excited that the anthropomorphic duck is getting his own animated series on Hulu, but none are as excited as Kevin Smith. That’s because the famous comic book fan gets to go behind the camera (or the drawing board?) for the Howard the Duck animated series as writer and executive producer of the upcoming series. And he’s ecstatic. In his first interview since the series was announced alongside a slate of other Marvel animated shows, Smith talks about why he can’t wait to get started on the series.
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Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2019 by Fred Topel
Hulu announced to the Television Critics Association a new partnership with Marvel for four animated series and a standalone special. This follows Hulu’s partnership with Marvel on the live-action Marvel’s Runaways.
The four series are Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., Marvel’s Hit-Monkey, Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show and Marvel’s Howard the Duck. The special is Marvel’s The Offenders. Writers and producers on the shows include Kevin Smith, Patton Oswalt, Chelsea Handler, Erica Rivinoja, Dave Willis, and more.
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Even if you’ve never seen it, you’ve likely heard tales about how the 1986 Howard the Duck movie is terrible. But that was over 30 years ago and technology has changed considerably since then. The character experienced a brief resurgence in popularity after appearing briefly in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, and now Lea Thompson, the Back to the Future actress who starred in the original Howard the Duck, says she’s planning to pitch a new movie version to the team at Marvel Studios.
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Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout opened last week at Disneyland Resort’s Disney California Adventure. And as you probably know at this point, Taneleer Tivan (aka The Collector) has a lot of cool things in his collection, which means the attraction queue is filled with easter eggs and references to Marvel movies, comics, television shows and even Disney theme park attractions and characters.
Here is a round-up of all the cool Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout easter eggs and references that we’ve noticed thus far. This includes over 80 items – so get comfortable.
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