Many of you are thinking, “Howard the Duck? Is that the talking duck thing in the post credits scene of Guardians of the Galaxy?” Well, you wouldn’t be wrong in thinking that, because he was there, but that’s not his origin.
Howard the Duck is a Marvel comic book character created by Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik and was first featured in Adventures into Fear #19 in 1973. Alongside being in comics, he also had a life-action film in 1986 titled, you guessed it, Howard the Duck.
At Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista, formerly of the WWE, talked about a Howard the Duck film, especially if it’s under James Gunn
“As long as there’s a James Gunn directing the film, there’s a possibility of a Howard the Duck.“
When Gunn was on the Guardians of the Galaxy Spoiler Podcast by The Empire Film Podcast, he was asked about appearances or a film about Howard, he had this to say
“I’ll be honest with you, I was just talking about it with my assistant right now. It’s possible Howard could reappear as more of a character in the Marvel Universe. But if people think that’s going to lead to a Howard The Duck movie, that’s probably not going to happen in the next four years. Who knows after that?”
Gunn, being a fan of the Howard the Duck comics, was fond enough to include him in one of his movies. The 1986 film was met with universal criticism, but George Lucas seems to think that Marvel could go for a remake. He had this to say at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival
“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.”