Howard the Duck Star Offers to Direct Reboot for Marvel Studios

Lea Thompson, who appeared in Howard the Duck in between her iconic roles in Back to the Future and Back to the Future Part II, today jumped onto the “Howard the Duck” social media trend that took place as a result of the Marvel’s What If…? trailer, to remind Marvel that she would love to direct a reboot of the property. This isn’t the first time it’s come up; in 2018, she even said that she had chatted with Marvel Studios about her pitch, and they seemed to like it. Of course, even if they did, it’s hard to imagine they would carry over the significant changes made to the comic book source material that defined the 1986 movie.

In this case, it was a simple drive-by. On Twitter, she simply asked Marvel if they were up for some fun.

You can see the tweet below.

Written and directed by Willard Huyck, who also penned American Graffiti and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the movie sees Howard the Duck suddenly beamed from Duckworld, a planet of intelligent ducks with arms and legs, to Earth, where he lands in Cleveland. There he saves rocker Beverly (Thompson) from thugs and forms a friendship with her. She introduces him to Phil (Tim Robbins), who works at a lab with scientist Dr. Jenning (Jeffrey Jones). When the doctor attempts to return Howard to his world, Jenning instead transfers an evil spirit into his own body.

What do you think: do you want to see whatever it is that Thompson has in mind for a Howard the Duck revival? Let us know in the comments!

Marvel’s What If…? is coming to Disney+ on August 11.

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