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The Only Logical Successor To 'WandaVision'? Howard the Duck

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The Only Logical Successor To 'WandaVision'? Howard the Duck

Now that the wonderful formula-breaking WandaVision has come to an end, what Marvel show will rise to take its place? The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is set to premiere on March 19, yes, but its straight-forward structure is doesn't quite fill WandaVision's innovative slot. Why shouldn't the Marvel Cinematic Universe continue to take the off-beat path less traveled?

Good thing I have just the idea to help Marvel get all of their ducks in a row.

Well… one duck, at least.

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Howard the Duck was introduced in Adventure into Fear in 1973, got his own series in 1976, and in 1986, he was the titular star of the... um... critically acclaimed first-ever feature length film based on a Marvel comic.

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Once the MCU started up proper, he made cameo appearances in both volumes of Guardians of the Galaxy (voiced by Seth Green) and even briefly popped up in Avengers: Endgame.

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More recently, Kevin Smith was scheduled to helm an animated Howard the Duck series on Hulu. Sadly, however, it was cancelled, along with a handful of other animated Marvel shows that were going to tie in with it (except for Patton Oswalt’s M.O.D.O.K. That’s still happening). It appears as though these shows were not planned to be in the MCU canon, so that could be the explanation for why they were cancelled. Better to more firmly and formally incorporate those characters into the MCU.

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