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.
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Some fans were just thrilled to have an appearance of Darkwing Duck.
“I am the terror that flaps in the night, I am the lone roller skate base of villainy’s staircase. I AM DARKWING DUCK!”
— 2013venjix (@2013venjix) May 12, 2018
I don’t know if they have plans to have a “DW-Centered” episode, but even if they don’t, I don’t care. It was just great seeing Darkwing on TV again, even if it was just a cameo!#Ducktales #DarkwingDuck pic.twitter.com/q61OWFVN96
— John Guerra (@Scourgey) May 12, 2018
Many fans were upset when he became a television show clip within a television show.
The #DarkwingDuck centric intro to this last #Ducktales episode was both incredible and deeply saddening. So good to hear @Jimcummingsacme get dangerous again but it was clearly just an awesome Easter Egg and not a spin-off setup like I was so desperately hoping. Dreams. Crushed.
— Justin M Nardo (@J2Kmn) May 12, 2018
I waited for years (or most of my life?) for the #DarkwingDuck return in the new #DuckTales and then… they ruined it. WOW. The beginning was SOO exciting and then they reveal it’s a…. show in their world too? You fools, you had an INCREDIBLE spin-off / crossover opportunity. pic.twitter.com/OJJ4aEwMvJ
— 😸 Drew’s Corner🔥 (@DrewsClues) May 12, 2018
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.
you: a passionate fan justifiably concerned that #DuckTales blew a beloved character on an easter egg and this is the last we’ll hear of him and there’s no way it’s a setup for something cool that an obsessive fellow fan has been thinking about since he was a kid.
literally me: pic.twitter.com/lyg7VV76IP
— Frank Angones (@FrankAngones) May 12, 2018
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!