After almost 30 years, our prayers have finally been answered in the form of a Darkwing Duck reboot!
Variety confirms that the classic 1991 cartoon will be headed to Disney+. Helming the project as executive producers are Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who both previously teamed up as executive producers for Amazon’s The Boys, as well as the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated movie reboot, under the Canadian production company, Point Grey Pictures.
Also joining the duo as executive producers are Point Grey’s James Weaver and Alex McAtee. Currently, neither Point Grey nor Disney have announced a cast list or a release schedule for the reboot. Regardless, this will be massive news for ’80s and ’90s kids who grew up watching Darkwing Duck.
For the uninitiated, the show was conceived as a spinoff to the 1987 DuckTales (which itself got a reboot in 2017) by Tad Stones. It ran for three seasons from 1991 to 1992, and featured the adventures of the titular superhero Darkwing Duck, whose alter ego is the totally regular duck Drake Mallard. He is constantly aided by his sidekick Launchpad McQuack in the crimefighting business.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.