Last week it was announced that Marvel and Hulu are teaming up for four animated series and a standalone crossover special, one of which – Howard the Duck – is being produced by Clerks director Kevin Smith, along with Dave Willis (Aqua Teen Hunger Force).
Speaking to the official Marvel site, both Smith and Willis have commented on their plans for Howard, with Smith stating:
“The times we’re living in deserve an orator who can identify all the quacks in the system – a straight-shooter who won’t leave us holding the bill. Thanks to Marvel & Hulu, I get to do fowl things to one of my all-time favorite comic book characters in animation! Let’s be honest: I’m not talented enough to handle any of the Avengers, but Howard is definitely in my wheelhouse! However, the real brains of our operation is a legit cartoon genius: the great Meatwad himself, Aqua Teen Hunger Force’s Dave Willis! So prepare to get Ducked hard!.”
Willis went on to add that: “I’m looking forward to working with Kevin on bringing Howard to the flat screen. And I know if I screw this up, I’ll never be able to show my face at Comic-Con ever again. Nerds will hunt me the rest of my days.”
In addition to Howard the Duck, Marvel and Hulu will also air M.O.D.O.K., Hit-Monkey and Tigra & Dazzler Show, building to the Defenders-style team-up special The Offenders.