The new reboot of DuckTales is debuting on Disney XD this weekend. On August 12, a one-hour premiere episode will be air repeatedly for 24 hours. The show brings back the beloved characters from the original ’90s cartoon, such as Scrooge McDuck and his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. They have a great voice cast, including Bobby Moynihan, Ben Schwartz, and Danny Pudi. That’s all well and good, but there’s somebody else involved in this new DuckTales that will likely get fans of the original show excited, even though he never appeared on DuckTales. That would be Darkwing Duck, everybody’s favorite duck crimefighter.
Yes, there was once a time when there were two Disney cartoons about anthropomorphic ducks, but they did not take place in the same universe. DuckTales and Darkwing Duck never interacted, because they did not exist in their respective worlds. That is no longer the case. Some concept art for DuckTales was revealed that showed Darkwing Duck and his motorcycle, which let us know that, yes, these two duck worlds have now collided.
At the moment, there are no plans for a Darkwing Duck reboot to go along with the DuckTales reboot. Perhaps that’s why they are all existing in the same universe now. Or, maybe, this is a jumping off point for Darkwing Duck to get his own shows. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though. Let’s just see how this new DuckTales works out first.