Disney is Bringing Back Darkwing Duck for a New Series in 2018

Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 10:56AM
Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 10:56AM
Disney is Bringing Back Darkwing Duck for a New Series in 2018
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UPDATE - 01/22/16 11:31 am

Too bad folks, it looks as though we, along with a host of other outlets, have been caught out by the reemergence of a 2015 April fool's hoax. Still, if we all shout loud enough, maybe we'll be able to convince Disney that a reboot is viable?

If you grew up in the 1990's, you were probably a huge fan of superheroes such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman, and Superman. Such was the popularity of Superheroes back then, Disney decided to add a similar element to their classic range of characters. Spinning-off from their popular Duck Tales series, Darkwing Duck was Disney's answer to the endless stream of superhero cartoons of the late 1980's and early 1990's, and it is still cherished by many cartoon fans to this day.

Drake Mallard aka Darkwing Duck fought an eclectic cast of supervillains that ranged from a nerdy outcast rat called Megavolt, a mutant dog known as the Liquidator, and Darkwing's arch-enemy and evil doppelgänger, Negaduck. The show parodied numerous golden age comic book characters, from an animal Task force known as S.H.U.S.H. playing up to Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. to Darkwing's home city of St. Canard regularly parodying Gotham City.

With the current proliferation of comic book heroes on our TV screens and at theaters, Disney now feels that Darkwing Duck's tongue-in-cheek parodying of our favorite heroes can take on a new relevance. A reboot of the 1990's show was announced last year, and now the studio has revealed further details on their plans, including a release date.

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Our new series will bring that same energy and bumbling crime-fighting spirit that fans have come to love about Darkwing Duck. We're also going to add a gritty look that this generation of kids love. It's our goal that fans of old and new will enjoy the new Darkwing Duck.
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While you might roll your eyes at the announcement that Darkwing Duck will head down that already well-trodden path of 'dark and gritty', don't forget that the show will likely be parodying many of the hero franchises that made the words dark and gritty so popular with filmmakers in the first place.

The show is scheduled for release in 2018, and we cannot wait to see how Disney plays up to the most-recent crop of big-screen superheroes.

Via: TV Overmind
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