Kevin Smith Thanks Marvel for Letting Him Work on 'Howard the Duck'
The news broke earlier about Marvel and Hulu’s awesome new partnership, announcing new shows based on Howard the Duck, MODOK, Hit-Monkey, and more. While fans are happy that new shows are being made and using obscure characters to boot but the fact that geek king Kevin Smith is involved in Howard the Duck has a lot of viewers hyped up.
It seems like Smith himself is really pleased with the development, as the Clerks director went out of his way to thank Marvel for working on the newly-announced animated series. David Willis, who many fans know from Aqua Teen Hunger Force, is also producing the show so that should mean some quality adult-oriented entertainment.
Thank you to @Marvel & @hulu for letting me do fowl things to Howard in animation! But the *real* brains of our operation is a legit cartoon genius - the great Meatwad himself, Aqua Teen Hunger Force’s @DaveWillis2! Prepare to get Ducked hard! https://t.co/ofQDnuHAbo— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) February 11, 2019
Howard was already made canon in the MCU thanks to a post-credit sequence in Guardians of the Galaxy. It will be interesting to see how this show handles Howard post-Guardians, though it’s not like those two movies used the character in any meaningful way. Howard will also be in a team-up show called The Offenders, which is a crossover with all of the Hulu-announced Marvel animated characters.
In the series, Howard the Duck is trapped in a world he never made, but America’s favorite fighting fowl hopes to return home with the help of his unstoppable gal pal Beverly before the evil Dr. Bong can turn him the crispiest dish on the menu.
Currently, Hulu’s Howard the Duck has no release date.