Let’s state the facts: Darkwing Duck is a spinoff of DuckTales (it’s far superior, in our not so humble opinion, we will fight you on this). After an episode of DuckTales aired where Launchpad McQuack plays a secret agent named Double-O Duck, a Disney exec liked the idea so much that he asked writer Tad Stones to take a crack at it.
And thus was born Darkwing Duck, the super hero cartoon we all deserve.
But here’s the rub: Apparently, Darkwing Duck isn’t a spinoff at all…but set in an ALTERNATE UNIVERSE! AN ALTERNATE DUCKBERG!!
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the creator of Darkwing Duck, Tad Stones, scrambled our brains a bit with this clarification.
Okay, first of all “Duckiverse” is the best term we’ve ever heard. Literally ever. Add that to your lexicon immediately so that we can also use it without sounding bonkers. Despite setting the record straight, Stones noted that he isn’t really a big fan of straight records at all.
We’re still trying to process this. We spent our lives thinking Darkwing Duck was just an extension of DuckTales and that Launchpad was just saving his mad piloting skills for adventures with Darkwing!
But really, the best way to clear up our confusion is definitely to bring Darkwing Duck back, right? We would totally love to veg out in front of a new season of our favorite feathered hero… even if we have to come to terms with the fact that everything we that we knew about him was a LIE.
Stones is definitely up for a re-boot, but unfortunately he won’t be writing it.
Fair enough, but we reeeeally want a return to the #Duckiverse (make this hash tag happen, people!).