Darkwing Duck Reboot coming to Disney+

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Darkwing Duck

I am the terror that flaps in the night! I am Darkwing Duck!

How many of you remember Darkwing Duck? The superhero duck belonged to a classic Disney Afternoon series in the 1990s. Darkwing Duck’s first TV appearance was on April 6, 1991. The show ran for 91 episodes and introduced households to a fun character to watch. We haven’t seen much of the character since then, but he has been made several cameo appearances on the recent DuckTales series. Even though he’s only been in a few episodes, Disney is aware of the character’s popularity and how fans are asking for more! Now there’s discussion of a Darkwing Duck reboot!

According to Variety, there is a Darkwing Duck reboot currently in development at Disney+. There isn’t any writer currently attached to the project, but the report claims that Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, and Alex AcAtee are on board to executive produce.

Darkwing Duck

The show was quite different from the other Disney Afternoon cartoon series. For starters, the Darkwing Duck series was actually a spin-off of DuckTales. It focused on a new superhero and his comedic adventures in the city of St. Carnard. The legendary Jim Cummings voiced Darkwing Duck and gave him a distinct personality. Despite being a hero, Darkwing had an egotistical nature and often sought fame. Even though his ego put him in a few troublesome scenarios, he would eventually do the right thing and defeat his opponents. He had no actual super powers, but Darkwing knew how to use his wit, gadgets, and karate to combat evil.

The Duck Knight Returns

The character was revived for modern day audiences in the current DuckTales (2017) cartoon series. The rebooted Darkwing came with a twist though! The updated version of “The Masked Mallard” gives a fun blend of the original Darkwing’s mythology mixed with a new backstory. His character’s origin acknowledges the existence of Darkwing Duck in the 1990s, but it’s not what viewers were expecting. In this cartoon universe, Launchpad McQuack grew up in the 1990s watching a fictitious TV program about Darkwing Duck. Even though he was only a TV actor, the show does provide a fun origin on how a “real” Darkwing Duck is born as a hero in the modern day. The current DuckTales series makes many references to the classic Disney Afternoon shows, and Darkwing Duck continues to pop up as a supporting character.

How many of you would be thrilled to see Darkwing Duck have his own series once again?



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