George Lucas seems to think that using the new digital Howard The Duck (as seen at the end of Guardians Of The Galaxy) could actually make a potential movie a success.
Though the 80’s film that Lucas directed is regarded as one of the biggest flops of all time, it has gained somewhat of a cult following over the years.
In an interview with Wired Magazine, Lucas expressed optimism regarding the character’s future:
“Someday, I hope, Marvel will make a new version of Howard the Duck, and you’ll see it could be a good movie.”
“A digital duck will make that thing work.”
Anything is possible as the character is now in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so who knows? At this point, Marvel seems to be able to make anything into a major hit, so maybe Howard The Duck could work again.
According to Marvel.com:
Duckworld, a planet in another dimension where intelligent life evolved from waterfowl, resembles Earth in an astounding number of ways, including the fact that ducks speak English. (In fact, Howard mistook Earth for Duckworld on his arrival, until he saw the “hairless apes” wandering around.) Howard was born the eldest son of Dave and Dottie, but beyond enjoying his rocking horse on Christmas as a baby, he disappointed them in every other way. He couldn’t hold down any job, be it serious or frivolous, and couldn’t fit in to any group. Instead, he figured he had no use for society, despite his ability to adapt to any situation and society, and found content as a malcontent.
Howard found himself trapped in a world that he never made when the power-hungry demon Thog the Nether-Spawn used his magic to shift the interdimensional Cosmic Axis in hopes that all realities could be collapsed into one under his control. Howard was plucked from Duckworld and dropped into the middle of the Florida Everglades on Earth– the site of this world’s Nexus of All Realities. Reluctantly, Howard joined the similarly-dislodged Korrek the Barbarian and Earth’s Jennifer Kale, Dakimh the Enchanter, and the Man-Thing in stopping the forces of Thog. When the battle was over, Howard accidentally fell off the otherdimensional Stepping Stones of Oblivion and landed in the city of Cleveland, Ohio.
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