Warning! If you haven’t watched the DuckTales 2017 episode, “The Duck Knight Returns!” you may want to hold off on reading this update.
Well it’s finally happened, folks. Darkwing has made his official return to the Disney universe, with a fresh new take! On May 17th, 2019 DuckTales aired the 16th episode of their second season with a mystery episode. The title was soon revealed to be “The Duck Knight Returns!”, an entire episode surrounding the terror that flaps.
In the new DuckTales reboot, it was previously established in “Beware the B.U.D.D.Y System” that Darkwing Duck was simply a television show starring actor and stuntman Jim Starling. But there’s a twist which not only brings our favourite feathered vigilante back into the spotlight, it does so by introducing a younger Drake Mallard with a new set of threads.
If you haven’t already, I highly recommend watching this episode! It was written by fans for fans, and pays homage to the 90’s series while introducing a new saga for Darkwing and friends. Is this perhaps a hint to a future Darkwing Duck reboot?