WTF Happened to Howard the Duck?

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

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In 1986, long before the Avengers assembled on the big screen and transformed the Marvel Cinematic Universe into an unstoppable Hollywood juggernaut, a significantly different comic character marked the first live-action Marvel feature film: HOWARD THE DUCK. But not even George Lucas, along with his AMERICAN GRAFFITI and STAR WARS collaborators Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz, could turn this wise-quacking waterfowl into box office gold. All that despite a score by John Barry, songs by Thomas Dolby (and sung by star Lea Thompson), a young Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones , the voice of Chip Zien and more! Ruffle your feathers and find out “WTF Happened to HOWARD THE DUCK!”

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Chris Bumbray began his career with JoBlo as the resident film critic (and James Bond expert) way back in 2007, and he has stuck around ever since, being named editor-in-chief in 2021. A voting member of the CCA and a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic, you can also catch Chris discussing pop culture regularly on CTV News Channel.