Disney Plus Developing A 'Darkwing Duck' Reboot

by Outsiders
November 13, 2020
According to Variety, the Disney Plus streaming service has begun an early development into a 'Darkwing Duck' reboot.

Sources from within have informed Variety that no writer is attached to the project yet but it will be executive produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, and Alex McAtee of Point Grey Pictures. McAtee will oversee the project for the company.

The original “Darkwing Duck” was created by Tad Stones and ran from 1991-1992 for three seasons and 91 episodes. It originally aired on The Disney Channel and ABC while also airing in syndication. The series followed the titular duck superhero, who lived an ordinary suburban life under the secret identity of Drake Mallard. He is assisted in his crime fighting by his sidekick and pilot Launchpad McQuack. He is also sometimes assisted by his adopted daughter, Gosalyn. The show featured the voices of Jim Cummings as Darkwing Duck, Christine Cavanaugh as Gosalyn, and Terry McGovern as Launchpad.

The show had connections to fellow Disney animated series “DuckTales,” with Launchpad appearing in both the original “DuckTales” and the recent reboot. Most recently, Darkwing and Gosalyn appeared in the rebooted show as well. In that version, Darkwing is a fictional character from an old superhero TV series. In Season 2, Mallard, the president of the Darkwing Duck fan club, gets the chance to become Darkwing in real life and begins fighting crime. Gosalyn was introduced in Season 3.
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Blurr86 - 2020-11-15 @ 8:47 am
10 hours ago, Nosferatuman62172 said:

I wonder if this will be in the same style/universe as the recent Ducktales reboot.

Ducktales was so much fun. Much fun than Donald Duck who I gave up trying to understand. I just hope Disney or whoever is creating this comes up with a 1/12 (7" scale) figure--articulated pls-- that I can include in my collection. Darkwing Duck'll be fun to see among myMadam Raz, Broom,and Orko. HAha

Satam - 2020-11-15 @ 5:30 am
6 hours ago, Nosferatuman62172 said:

I wonder if this will be in the same style/universe as the recent Ducktales reboot.

Yeah, I'm starting to wonder that, too.

romeothedarkangel - 2020-11-15 @ 3:04 am

Gah everytime I hear "reboot" now all I can think about is how it will be gender and ethnicity swapped with a lesbian character thrown in. And then to add seth rogan...God help us.

Nosferatuman62172 - 2020-11-14 @ 10:31 pm

I wonder if this will be in the same style/universe as the recent Ducktales reboot.

Satam - 2020-11-14 @ 8:02 pm

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg produce The Boys, which is surprisingly good and a huge hit. The thing is, The Boys and Darkwing Duck are VERY different. I'm hoping they'll be really hands-off if they stay involved. But again, if there isn't any involvement with new Ducktales creators Frank Angones and Matt Youngberg, who relaunched the character, or Colleen Evanson, who co-wrote the Darkwing-centric Ducktales special "Let's Get Dangerous" with Angones, I can't really see this succeeding anyway. I hope there's news sometime soon about the actual creatives who will be involved, and I think it's really %$@#ing weird to just begin to develop a spinoff apparently without them.

Belmont13 - 2020-11-14 @ 7:31 pm

I was partially interested until I read Seth Rogen is involved.

mako - 2020-11-14 @ 7:17 pm

Seth Rogen?Why are theystill letting him do stuff!?!

If you were to find Kevin Smith and JackBlack lying on the floor, wadthem up and squeezed every last drop of ANYTHING creative, clever, or in any way entertaining or worthwhile out of them; Seth Rogen is the damp, smelly lump of crud you'd be left with.

Satam - 2020-11-14 @ 3:43 am

Are the Ducktales guys who resurrected the character gonna be involved at all? The names Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg don't really inspire confidence.

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