My children of the 90s have been bolstered by the return of DuckTales, a cartoon that features the many adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his nephews and cohort. But there was another cartoon duck that stole the hearts of many, and an exclusive reveal at San Diego Comic Con confirms that he will also be making an appearance in Duckburg….
The DuckTales cast and creators were on hand with a sneak peek that gave fans a glimpse of the purple-caped hero, after teasing at the possibility of him showing up at last week’s D23 convention. If the buzzing around the room was anything to go by, the crime-fighter’s appearance was much-appreciated.
This sets a clear path to an outright revival for Darkwing as well–the character was originally created as a spin-off to DuckTales, and by looping him in with the new crew, there is precedent for bringing him back in a bigger way. And they’ve already got Launchpad McQuack ready to go from his role on DuckTales; McQuack is Drake Mallard’s housemate and sidekick to his midnight persona, Darkwing.
And they coparent Mallard’s adopted daughter Gosalyn what it’s true.
A Darkwing Duck revival seems like an even better idea in a world laden with superheroics–who better to poke fun than an alliterative super duck?
Don’t miss Darkwing’s appearance on DuckTales, which begins with the TV movie “Woo-oo!” on August 12th and then launches into a full series on September 23rd on Disney XD.
[Via Entertainment Weekly]