Today at the Tribeca Film Festival, moderated by Stephen Colbert, George Lucas shared his belief that Marvel Studios will remake Howard The Duck.
"Even Howard the Duck is a cult classic," Lucas told the joyous crowd at the Borough of Manhattan Community College theater. "I have a feeling that Marvel's gonna redo it because of the technology they have today."
Lucas produced the 1986 live-action Howard The Duck film that starred Lea Thompson, Tim Robbins and Chip Zien as the voice of Howard. The film bombed at the box office and was panned by critics. "I told the producer and writer it's not gonna work," Lucas said of the film. "You can't put a dwarf in a duck suit and make it work!"
They actually used six different actors in the Howard The Duck costume. A digital version of the character, who was created in 1973 by Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik, appeared in the post-credits scene for James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy. "It's a digital duck. When you have a digital duck, you can do anything. You can make it act," Lucas said of the secret cameo.
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