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Seth Green puts the kibosh on any Howard The Duck movie talk

10.09.2015

One of the biggest problems in fanboy culture is making a mountain out of a molehill. Minute details are poured over for hours on end, even though they really have very little bearing on the overall grand scheme of things. Hype runs wild for things people are "certain they'll love," even though they haven't seen it yet, and vice versa with how badly something is going to suck when once again, they've yet to watch it for themselves to make a proper determination. And when it comes to things that we've gotten the tiniest taste of, suddenly it becomes this huge thing that somehow should happen, whether or not it even makes sense.

Case in point: Howard the Duck.

No one has been asking to see another Howard the Duck movie ever since the live-action disaster of 1986. Very few have fond memories of that film, and, since then, Howard the Duck has been more an answer to trivia questions than a candidate for another feature.

And then he shows up in the post-credits stinger of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, and immediately interest in Howard the Duck goes from 0 to 60 in all of two seconds. How does Howard the Duck slot into the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Is Howard the Duck going to be a part of Phase Three or Phase Four of the MCU? Will Lea Thompson come back to reprise her role as Beverly?

And yet the more fans' imaginations run wild, the more ridiculous the notion of a solo Howard the Duck movie within the MCU sounds. And with a few untitled Marvel films being added to the calendar in the coming years, it's all been ratcheted up in the last 24 hours.

In fact, it's gotten to such a level that even Seth Green, who voiced Howard the Duck at the end of GUARDIANS, felt the need to speak up and tell everyone to chill out.

Nobody has said anything to me about that. The truth is, [director James] Gunn and I are buddies from Scooby-Doo. So, the whole Howard the Duck thing, and me getting to be that was a last minute, 'who do I know who is in town who can do this on this date before the color print delivers?'

Nobody is thinking about a Howard the Duck movie. I love that people are running with it. But you know, it's not going to happen. The most I can imagine, and you can't quote me, because it's not based in fact, but the most I can imagine is that the character could cameo at some point in some other thing. Like, we saw Cosmo already.

So there is going to be some kind of Rocket offshoot, right? Some kind of outer galactic mayhem. You can imagine that Howard would cameo in that. But he'll never have a standalone movie again. It doesn't feel like part of that thing. It's almost like a joke that I had with a buddy. But now, everyone else has gotten to hear it. It's still no less than a joke.

Yes, he is pooping on the party, and he is laughing at some of you. Howard the Duck isn't happening, so just let it go and start making some realistic guesses about those untitled Marvel flicks and what they could be. It's better that way.

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10:24PM on 10/13/2015
Fanboys can go eat a bag of dicks & choke on them!
Fanboys can go eat a bag of dicks & choke on them!
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3:17PM on 10/11/2015

nobody wants a true follow up: Howard the Duck II

at least nobody wants a true follow up to the 1986 shit.... but YES I want Howard the Duck II... there are many ways to do this character, Hollywood tried ONE... and it was the wrong one. Howard IS a 2d animated movie and if done correctly it would raise Howard from Trivia to mainstream overnight. if he were actually portrayed correctly, it would go a long way to erasing the stigma that has come from that 1986 disaster: case in point, after that GODZILLA disaster of 1998... what happened? TOHO
at least nobody wants a true follow up to the 1986 shit.... but YES I want Howard the Duck II... there are many ways to do this character, Hollywood tried ONE... and it was the wrong one. Howard IS a 2d animated movie and if done correctly it would raise Howard from Trivia to mainstream overnight. if he were actually portrayed correctly, it would go a long way to erasing the stigma that has come from that 1986 disaster: case in point, after that GODZILLA disaster of 1998... what happened? TOHO kept ignoring the US and producing these Godzilla flicks and finally last year we got a GREAT Godzilla film... that's really all it takes, folks...
and dont forget that Marvel has finally given Howard his own solo book again after how many years?

face facts: EVERYBODY knows "HOWARD THE DUCK" (partly because of the 1986 flick) but prior to GOTG nobody in hollywood knew who Rocket Raccoon was right?
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7:08PM on 10/10/2015
Seems like Howard might be a good fit for an Adult Swim style/length set of shorts.
Seems like Howard might be a good fit for an Adult Swim style/length set of shorts.
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8:02PM on 10/09/2015
Give it to Disney and let them do a full CGI film for him. Otherwise Howard will end up a bad suit or a live action CGI character film like Smurfs or Garfield.
Give it to Disney and let them do a full CGI film for him. Otherwise Howard will end up a bad suit or a live action CGI character film like Smurfs or Garfield.
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3:24PM on 10/11/2015
i think Howard would look better as a CGI character like Smurfs or Garfield over a guy in a suit, which they'll NEVER do again... at least THOSE characters were "on model" but Howard is not and never has been a Kiddie character like Smurfs or Garfield, he has to be surrounded by the filth, grit and grim and dirt of lower east side New Jersey. He has to be depressed about being the only duck from his world... and at this point, Howard doesnt really even need an origin story... he just came here
i think Howard would look better as a CGI character like Smurfs or Garfield over a guy in a suit, which they'll NEVER do again... at least THOSE characters were "on model" but Howard is not and never has been a Kiddie character like Smurfs or Garfield, he has to be surrounded by the filth, grit and grim and dirt of lower east side New Jersey. He has to be depressed about being the only duck from his world... and at this point, Howard doesnt really even need an origin story... he just came here to Earth... period... show a crashed space ship or something.
Howard really needs to be CGI, he cannot be a guy in a suit.
7:41PM on 10/09/2015
If they don't want to go full feature why don't they go the Marvel one-shot route and add a Howard story as an extra on a DVD/Blu-ray release? I know they haven't done them in a few releases so I would think this would be a good way to revive them...
If they don't want to go full feature why don't they go the Marvel one-shot route and add a Howard story as an extra on a DVD/Blu-ray release? I know they haven't done them in a few releases so I would think this would be a good way to revive them...
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3:25PM on 10/11/2015
because that would ramp up speculation of a Howard the Duck movie... which they're not doing.
why fan the flames of speculation?
because that would ramp up speculation of a Howard the Duck movie... which they're not doing.
why fan the flames of speculation?
7:12PM on 10/09/2015
The day Marvel adds a solo Howard the Duck film to the lineup is the day that I think they would be scraping the barrel unfortunately. I would be more than fine with Howard the Duck showing up again in cameo form in another Marvel film though; most likely Guardians 2.
The day Marvel adds a solo Howard the Duck film to the lineup is the day that I think they would be scraping the barrel unfortunately. I would be more than fine with Howard the Duck showing up again in cameo form in another Marvel film though; most likely Guardians 2.
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3:26PM on 10/11/2015
I really do not know if this is true, but somebody told me that Howard would appear again in GOTG 2 with a larger role... but how would the person telling me this even know that?
I really do not know if this is true, but somebody told me that Howard would appear again in GOTG 2 with a larger role... but how would the person telling me this even know that?
5:11PM on 10/09/2015

PLEASE

Make this happen.
Make this happen.
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4:43PM on 10/09/2015
I have absolutely no problem with this.
I have absolutely no problem with this.
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