Some Fans Upset Over Darkwing Duck Cameo on DuckTales– But There’s Hope

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The most recent episode of DuckTales offered a cameo appearance by Darkwing Duck. Fans have been waiting for this since it was teased that he would be in the show.

A lot of people were disappointed when they made him more of an Easter egg than a character.

(video credit: Disney TV Animation News)

Some fans were just thrilled to have an appearance of Darkwing Duck.

 

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Many fans were upset when he became a television show clip within a television show.

 

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So it appeared the wished for resurgence of Darkwing was shot down. But then…Frank Angones, co-producer, writer, and story editor on DuckTales gave fans renewed hope.

 

Darkwing Duck is one of those shows that fans keep begging Disney to bring back. There were comics from Boom! Studios and Joe’s Books. They were written by Aaron Sparrow and drawn by James Silvani. The comics took place one year after the end of the original show. Sadly, the books were cancelled a couple of years ago.

Clearly there is a demand for the character and I hope they do a lot more with him and his universe. It seems like there may be plans to do just that. Oh and bringing back a comic with better marketing might be a good idea too.

What do you think? Would you like to see Darkwing Duck come back? Comment and let us know!

Sources: Twitter, Wikipedia, Disney TV Animation News,


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  1. When they announced that Darkwing would make a cameo, my first response was that they better not screw it up and make him some sort of TV show character.
    *Facepalm*
    Because of that, I guess part of me expected them to do this, but I wasn’t emotionally prepared for it.
    I was actually rather crushed, to be honest.
    I think what upsets me more than anything is that if they do end up trying for a Darkwing revival series or attempt to bring him in as a legit character in the Ducktales universe, I wont be able to respect it.
    He’s been marked as a fictional character BY fictional characters.
    I understand that it’s weird to be upset over a cartoon character being a cartoon character in a cartoon show, as if it somehow makes him less real, but I do feel that it cheapens him.

    They could have just as easily done the exact same scene, but made it a TV report rather than a TV show.
    Darkwing could have still had toys and posters and Launchpad could have still been a fan.
    It’s sad that the way they went is probably the best we will ever get.

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