The late, great actor Robin Williams quit Howard the Duck after just three days of recording. Howard the Duck was the primary major attempt at making a film based around a Marvel funnies character and was released in theaters on August 1, 1986. Notwithstanding being delivered by George Lucas at the tallness of his Star Wars and Indiana Jones popularity, the film was a critical and film industry disappointment that has often been put on many most noticeably awful comic book adaptation records.
In any case, Robin Williams was cast as Howard the Duck for just three days before he quit the job. According to THR, Howard the Duck voice actor Chip Zien revealed that Williams left because of his frustration over attempting to match up his lines up with the animatronic duck’s bill. Since no voice actor was cast as Howard when creation started, the puppeteers read the lines with a bland conveyance that restricted the fast improvisational style Williams was known for. Zien recalls what he was told about the situation:
“What I was told was by the third day, Robin said, ‘I can’t do this. It is insane. I can’t get the beat of this. I’m being bound. I’m being handcuffed to match the flapping duck’s bill.'”
Zien would eventually replace Williams as the voice of Howard the Duck. Many would say Williams made the right call to leave the undertaking as it was a bad grade on the resumes of many individuals included. Williams’ career didn’t take a very remarkable hit, however, as the following year he starred in Good Morning, Vietnam, and two years later would star in Dead Poet’s Society, showcasing his range as a dramatic actor. There didn’t appear to be any hard sentiments among Williams and Howard the Duck maker, George Lucas, as Williams would proceed to star in films from two of Lucas’ dearest companions: Steven Speilberg’s Hook in 1991 and Francis Ford Coppola’s Jack in 1996.
On August 1, 2014, 28 years after his solitary performance film, Howard the Duck made his grand re-visitation of the big screen with a cameo appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy. Sadly, ten days later, the world would lose Robin Williams as he passed away at the age of 63. Williams left behind a legacy of amazing movies that keep on suffering as generation after generation comes to find them, and the legacy lives on in the remake of Aladdin and the sequels to Jumanji. Howard the Duck may have disappointed in the cinematic world, however it’ll be fascinating to perceive what Marvel does with the character next as he’s set to make an appearance in the forthcoming MCU series, What If??