George Lucas predicts Howard the Duck reboot

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A certain duck at Marvel has been getting a lot of attention as of late. Of course, I’m talking about Howard the Duck. His wildly unexpected appearance at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy brought him back into pop culture, which no doubt led to Marvel launching a new comic book series for the little guy earlier this year. Now George Lucas, himself, is chiming in, saying Howard will probably get a big-screen reboot.

During the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, Lucas commented on negative movie reviews, noting how even the worst reviewed films can “float up to the surface of the lake, and then they become cult classics. … It means you made an interesting movie or a weird movie, and a small group of people love it.” He continued by saying, “Even Howard the Duck is a cult classic. I have a feeling that Marvel’s gonna redo it because of the technology they have today.”

The original film, based on the character who first appeared in 1973’s Adventure into Fear #19, was not well received and currently holds a score of 14% on Rotten Tomatoes. Regarding the original, for which Lucas was a producer, he said, “I told the producer and writer it’s not gonna work. … You can’t put a dwarf in a duck suit and make it work!”

The Star Wars creator has high hopes for a possible reboot, however. “It’s a digital duck,” he said. “When you have a digital duck, you can do anything. You can make it act.”

Personally, I look forward to many more discussions about digital ducks.

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Glen has been reading comic books and playing video games his whole life. His unhealthy passion, however, is for film. He currently resides in Ottawa, Canada.