THIS. IS. AMAZING.
It’s been 26 years since we’ve seen the ‘terror that flaps in the night’. Other than some appearances in comics, there hasn’t been a tv show since the original. Darkwing Duck consumed my childhood when it first released, and I’ve always wanted to see Disney do something new with the franchise. My kids and I picked up the original seasons on DVD and they absolutely adored it. It looks like I (and many others I’m sure) will be getting our wish. The new Ducktales premieres this Saturday, August 12th, on Disney XD. According to Slash Film, there was concept art released at the Comic-Con 2017 panel that showcased Darkwing Duck, as well as Magica De Spell, Megavolt, Quackerjack, and Ratcatcher to appear on the show (no NegaDuck sadly).
If this is any indication, they’ve got to be testing the waters to see how the audience handles Darkwing’s appearance. If things go well, and DuckTales is a success, I’m sure we’re going to see his own new series in the future. Could this news potentially mean we’re going to get a new Chip ‘N’ Dale? I was already stoked for the new DuckTales (keep in mind, I’m 32 years old), now my hype is through the roof. Now excuse me while I go and look for all my old Darkwing Duck toys and watch the original series from start to finish again. – NVJ
DuckTales premieres August 12th, on Disney XD.