Would you still watch a Howard the Duck TV show if he was voiced by Paul F. Tompkins and it existed in the same super serious universe as Jessica Jones and Luke Cage?
…Considering that the character’s always kinda existed in terms of contrast (Hence his old tagline “Trapped in a world he never made”) yeah, I think they could still keep him in that suite while keeping the classic tone.
Tho, BTW, if I were doing a Marvel series, I’d go the opposite direction and do a kid-friendly Red Ronin show. If ya don’t know, he was a giant robot Marvel created to fight Godzilla when they had the license to publish him, and they still own the rights to RR even though they don’t own him.
I’d do it as a monster-of-the-week series where he fights various monsters from Marvel’s history, done in glorious toku-y suitmation and with the ultimate villain being a not-tangled-up-with-Fox stand-in for Sublime from the X-Men comics, (with the original villain being Mojo, since believe it or not the MCU can actually use him, and he’d make a perfect monster-of-the-week creator and patsy for not-Sublime)
I know this will probably never happen, but SHUT UP I CAN DREAM!
I stopped by my friend Paul F. Tompkins show “No You Shut Up” to tell some funny anecdotes and mess around but immediately got judged and faced elimination. Watch the full interview by clicking above. It’ll start right at the top of my interview.