A new promo for the hour-long DuckTales special featuring beloved superhero Darkwing Duck has now been released ahead of the episode next week. While the clip does not show much from the special, we do get a glimpse of several updated versions of classic Darkwing Duck villains Bushroot, Quackerjack, The Liquidator, and Megavolt, meaning the duck-themed hero is going to be keeping very busy. Let's hope he doesn't quack under the pressure. Ahem.
Gosalyn Mallard and Taurus Bulba will also feature in the special, with executive producer Matt Youngberg and co-executive producer and story editor Frank Angones saying, "To us, the original Darkwing Duck series was always about a father, a daughter, and a Launchpad forming a found family and learning that family can... get dangerous. We're so honored to get to complete that trio on DuckTales by introducing Gosalyn into the world of DuckTales."
"Gosalyn is one of the most iconic Disney Afternoon heroes: fun-loving, trouble-making, endlessly driven with a fierce sense of justice," they continued. "And she's the only person who can keep Darkwing's sizable ego in check. So, we are incredibly lucky to have Stephanie Beatriz playing Gosalyn. Stephanie brings so much enthusiasm, heart, and spirit to the role, honoring the original series while bringing the character to a new generation. With Stephanie on hand as Gosalyn, St. Canard is a little safer and Darkwing's life is a little fuller."
"And along with Gosalyn, we had the chance to bring back the larger-than-life adversary who first brought Darkwing and Gosalyn together: Taurus Bulba. If Negaduck was Darkwing's Joker, Bulba was his Lex Luthor. Reinvented as a charming but ruthless businessman with mysterious ties to Gosalyn's family, Bulba holds the key to some of the biggest mysteries the Duck family will face this season," Youngberg and Angones add. "And James Monroe Iglehart captures that perfect blend of friendliness that can turn into menace on a dime. Also, James' love of the original series may rival our own; he always wore a Darkwing T-shirt to record. It is a testament to James' abilities as an actor that he could love Darkwing Duck so much yet so thoroughly convince you that he wants him dead."
Darkwing Duck, the super-heroic alter-ego of ordinary suburban duck Drake Mallard, struggles to balance his egotistical craving for fame and attention against his desire to be a good father to his adopted daughter Gosalyn and help do good in the city of St. Canard. The standalone series first ran from 1991 to 1992 for a total of ninety-one episodes. Voiced by Jim Cummings, the character has become something of a fan-favorite since his introduction, with fans excited to see his return in Ducktales.
The official synopsis for the upcoming hour-long special reads as follows; "Darkwing gains an unlikely sidekick as he uncovers a dark conspiracy tied to the Missing Mysteries and one of Scrooge's employees." The special, titled Let's Get Dangerous!, is set to air on October 19th.
DuckTales features the voices of such stars as David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck, Ben Schwartz as Dewey, Danny Pudi as Muey, Bobby Moynihan as Louie, Kate Micucci as Webby, and Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack. This comes to us from the official YouTube channel for Disney XD.