Kevin Smith Offers a New HOWARD THE DUCK Update and Offered Lea Thompson a Role

Kevin Smith is obviously excited about working on Marvel and Hulu’s Howard The Duck animated series; he can’t stop talking about it! He already talked about getting to “do fowl things” with series. Now he continues to gush about what is being done with these shows and also reveals that he’s already asked original Howard The Duck movie star Lea Thompson to be a part of the show and voice one of the characters, so that’s cool! Here’s what he says:

“Last week Huli announced a deal to carry four new Marvel animated shows: MODOKHit MonkeyTigra and Dazzler and Howard The Duck!” Smith shared on Instagram. “This is fantastic news to me as a fan, but as a professional, it’s quacking me up because THEY HIRED ME TO WRITE IT! Mercifully, they hired the great Dave Willis to write it too, so we might have a successful show! Dave and I are going Full-Gerber on Howard: Beverly, Bong and the entire cast of characters that made this fowl legend fly! I saw tests for Hit Monkey and M.O.D.O.K. already and holy duck, are they astounding! Like, legit next level shit! So Dave and I have our work cut out for us. But since Dave’s the cartoon genius behind Meatwad and the Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Howard is in some fine feathered fingers! Thank you to Jeph Loeb and the Marvel Television folks who egged me on, Hulu for the home, and Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik for not only an amazing character, but also the eventual job for me your work provided! I can’t spoil where we’re going, but I can tell you this: I already asked movie-Howard heroine Lea Thompson to lend us her vocal Quack Fu in a to-be-revealed-later role!”

Out of all the animated shows that are being developed, Smith’s Howard The Duck is the one I’m most excited about seeing. His personality, comedy, and storytelling style should fit this character perfectly. I hope that Hell Cow ends up popping up in the show! Here’s the Instagram post that Smith shared:

Here’s the synopsis for the series that was released:

Marvel’s 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. Writers Kevin Smith and Dave Willis will also executive produce along with Jeph Loeb.

Are you happy to hear that Lea Thompson might end up being involved in the series?

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