Lea Thompson with the title character in Howard the Duck, 1986. Produced by George Lucas, this first Marvel superhero movie was a critical and box office flop. Thompson retains affection for the film. According to an article in The Hollywood Reporter this year, she is trying to mount a reboot of it.

22 thoughts on “Lea Thompson with the title character in Howard the Duck, 1986. Produced by George Lucas, this first Marvel superhero movie was a critical and box office flop. Thompson retains affection for the film. According to an article in The Hollywood Reporter this year, she is trying to mount a reboot of it.

  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    I liked this movie, just because it was a comic book movie! Richard Dreyfuss was the perfect VO at the time for Howard. Seth Green is awesome as the current Howard.

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    I’m pretty sure this is the movie where she met the man she later married, Howard Deutch. They married in 1989, and they have two daughters, one of whom is the actress Zoey Deutch.

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    The really sad thing is, Howard the Duck comics were funny as hell.

    I have no idea what blender setting they used to come up with that awful movie.

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    loved that movie

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    More Howard the Duck in the MCU would be hilarious. He’s free now as of Guardians of the Galaxy

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    LT was the best part of that movie. Not sure if she’s enough to shake off a nightmarish duck puppet + pedophile baggage but bless her heart of she can get a sequel off the ground….

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    i liked the movie

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    Howard did spend half the movie trying to mount her

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    You had me at Lea Thompson.

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    I tried rewatching this a couple months ago. Does it hold up? A resounding hell no. Shit is so bad.

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    Spider-Man 1977 would like to argue about what the first marvel movie was.

    Captain America 1944 would also, but nobody really takes him seriously.

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    I loved that movie growing up

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    I still think about this movie. Influential flick for 80s/90s kids!

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    Oh please God no

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    Whole thing was cringe and unfunny but that’s just me.

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    Great movie loved it as a kid. #playduck

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    Only movie I ever walked out of a theater on. So bad.

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    i love this movie

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    Duck boobs *shudder*

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    I always thought this duck looked like the duck version of Sean Astin growing up, for some reason.

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    You really had to have read the comic book to understand the humor of Howard the Duck. It was a parody of superhero comic books. I keep hoping someone, someday will make a live action Herbie Popnecker movie.

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  • October 4, 2021 at 5:13 am
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    I freaking love this movie

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