Some of the biggest news we got this month was the development of 4 animated Marvel shows on Hulu. One of those was a Howard The Duck animated show, written by Kevin Smith. This isn’t the first time Howard the Duck has been on screen, besides his cameos in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, he had his own movie from Lucasfilm in the 80s. The love interest in that film was Lea Thompson.
Kevin Smith took to social media to announce that Lea Thompson has signed on to an undisclosed role in the cartoon:
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Last week @hulu announced a deal to carry four new @marvel animated shows: #Modok, #HitMonkey, #TigraAndDazzler and #HowardTheDuck! 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 #DaveWillis 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 #aquateenhungerforce, Howard is in some fine feathered fingers! Thank you to #jephloeb and the #marveltelevision folks who egged me on, #hulu for the home, and #stevegerber and #valmayerik 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! And she did NOT say no! The duck versions of @jayandsilentbob come courtesy of @jeremysimser! #KevinSmith #davewillis #howardtheduckmovie #marvel
“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! And she did NOT say no!”
Thompson likes the property, having pitched another live action movie to Marvel, who apparently liked it. That didn’t happen, but Thompson is still involved with the property. If the role can’t be discussed, it is most likely not the same character she played in the live action movie. I am curious to see who she gets to play, and whether that will roll over into The Offenders as well. No other cast has been announced yet. It is unknown whether Smith himself will voice a part, or if Seth Green will return to voice Howard himself. When we find out, we will be sure to keep you updated.
Howard The Duck will air exclusively on Hulu