If you haven’t been watching Disney’s reboot of DuckTales you’re doing yourself an incredible disservice. Already in the middle of its Second Season, after a brief hiatus new episodes started airing last week. Just when you didn’t think the crew could top themselves with the return of Della Duck (Donald’s sister and the mother of Huey, Dewey, and Louie) as a perfect Mother Day’s treat, you may want to brace yourselves for Friday’s episode.
As noted by co-producer and story editor Frank Angones on Twitter, all titles except one for these batch of episodes were revealed by Disney. Well, according to TVPassport the episode title in question airing this Friday 5/17 is called “The Duck Knight Returns.”
— Frank Angones (@FrankAngones) May 2, 2019
If indeed true, odds are that after teasing the character since Season 1 the “Terror that Flaps in the Night” better known as Darkwing Duck will finally get his own episode! A fan-favorite for many who grew up in the early 90’s watching the Disney Afternoon even to this day, Darkwing made a brief appearance last season as a fictional show within a show watched by DW fanboy Launchpad. Seeing as how they got original Darkwing Duck voice actor Jim Cummings to reprise the character, many assumed this wasn’t a simple one-off cameo and we hadn’t seen the last of the hero of St. Canard.
— Frank Angones (@FrankAngones) May 12, 2018
Kudos for the episode title nod to the BOOM! Studios The Duck Knight Returns comic from 2010 which obviously homages the seminal Frank Miller Batman comic. Two references in one!
UPDATE: Sure enough, as revealed by Entertainment Weekly a clip for Friday’s episode has made its way online featuring not only Jim Cummings as Darkwing but Tad Stones, the creator of DW, voicing a minor character as well! Oh, did I mention director Edgar Wright guest stars?
Strap in for high-flying adventures with Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire, Scrooge McDuck, and his mischief-making triplet grandnephews; Huey, Dewey and Louie. After a long overdue family reunion reunites Scrooge with his nephew Donald Duck, grandnephews and epic past, the family of ducks dive into a life more exciting than they could have ever imagined. Intrigued by the wonder of McDuck Manor, the triplets along with Mrs. Beakley’s granddaughter, Webby, learn of long-kept family secrets from Scrooge’s epic past, sending the family on daring escapades around the world!
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