Why Robin Williams Quit Marvel’s Howard the Duck

Why Robin Williams Quit Marvel’s Howard the Duck
The very first Marvel movie, 1986’s Howard the Duck turns 35 on August 1. That’s 35 years since the notorious, George Lucas produced movie featuring Steve Gerber’s iconoclastic and subversive Marvel Comics character flopped hard at the box office, marking the first of several difficult films to bear the Marvel brand.

Howard the Duck certainly has its charms (we’re big fans of it here), it’s undoubtedly something of a mess. And a good chunk of its reputation comes from how awkward the title character looks. Long before the days of the kinds of mo-cap CGI wizardry that is now commonplace in blockbusters, Howard the Duck relied on putting someone in a duck suit with animatronic eyes and bill.

And while a similar technique was used effectively by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop in 1990’s excellent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, Lucasfilm’s Howard suit isn’t a particularly great cinematic achievement.
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