Let’s get dangerous! Nineties kids, time for a blast from the past! Beloved animated comedy Darkwing Duck is getting the reboot treatment at Disney Plus, Variety reports. Said reboot is in early development, so not much is known beyond its mere existence at this point.
However, we do know from Variety‘s sources that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will serve as executive producers alongside James Weaver and Alex McAtee of Point Grey Pictures. Representatives for both Point Grey and Disney declined Variety‘s request for comment.
Now, this reboot feels like a natural progression given the fact that Darkwing, Launchpad and Gosalyn appeared in the recent outing of DuckTales. All three characters initially made appearances in the original DuckTales as well.
Darkwing Duck was created by Tad Stones and aired for three seasons on Disney from 1991-1992. The show centered on the superhero (Jim Cummings) as he lived a suburban life under the pseudonym Drake Mallard while taking on baddies by night. He was accompanied by his trusty sidekick Launchpad McQuack (Terence McGovern) and his adopted daughter Gosalyn Waddlemeyer-Mallard (Christine Cavanaugh).
Cummings reprised his role of the titular crimefighter for the DuckTales reboot. However, Beck Bennett now voices Launchpad and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz is lending her voice for Gosalyn. It’s unknown whether Cummings will continue voicing Darkwing, and whether Beatriz and Bennett will also hop aboard the Darkwing Duck reboot train. Perhaps McGovern can return as the original voice of Launchpad.
My humble opinion? Darkwing Duck was one of my favorite cartoons growing up. I still get the theme song stuck in my head on occasion. Rogen and Goldberg are a dream team — both Preacher and The Boys are shows I adore. While this particular route is a vast departure from their previous projects, I think they’re uniquely suited for it. Rogen is just a big kid at heart. I’m psyched. Here’s hoping Darkwing doesn’t run out of his trademark blue smoke this time around.
What do you think of the Darkwing Duck reboot finding a home at Disney Plus? Sound off in the comments below!
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