Captain America, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel and … Howard the Duck ?! Did you notice the very discreet appearance of this little-known Marvel character in the final battle of “Avengers: Endgame”?
We’re at the end of Avengers: Endgame. As all hope seems lost and Thanos prepares to launch his troops to storm Earth, all of the heroes who had been suppressed by the Mad Titan suddenly come back to life and join Captain America in leading the way. ultimate battle.
Alongside the super-soldier, it is therefore the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe that is put into combat position. Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, Captain Marvel, Hulk or even the Scarlet Witch. No hero is missing, and the ranks of the Avengers are even bolstered by the armies of Wakanda, Asgaard and the Ravagers.
It’s hard to notice as the crowd is compact, but a very particular Marvel character, that fans and children of the 80s certainly know, also points the tip of his beak in this final sequence. Indeed, armed with a large machine gun, dressed in a suit, Howard the Duck is also at the rendezvous.
The hero of a feature film in his name produced by George Lucas in 1986, this “ugly duckling” from the Marvel team had experienced a disagreeable fate, to say the least, when it came out of its egg. Shunned by the public, atomized by the critics, Howard … A new breed of heroes, recounting the misadventures of an alien palmiped catapulted to Earth, had barely managed to repay a third of its budget.
A bitter failure which, according to legend, had prompted Lucas to keep the copy of the film in a safe to prevent video exploitation, and even forced him to sell his animation department to a certain Steve Jobs, indirectly resulting in the creation of Pixar studios.
More than 30 years after being left with his beak in the water, Howard is back on the big screen, among his super-heroic comrades from the House of Ideas.
However, Avengers: Endgame does not mark its first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Indeed, as you know if you are used to staying until the end of the credits, the Duck already appeared at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, in the company of the Collector, then in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. , in a bar, on the planet Contraxia.
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