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What Marvel Movies Is Howard the Duck In?

When it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are a plethora of characters that have made an appearance on the big screen. One such character is Howard the Duck.

Created by writer Steve Gerber and artist Val Mayerik, Howard the Duck first appeared in Adventure into Fear #19 in December 1973. Since then, he has become a cult favorite among fans and has made appearances in various Marvel movies. In this article, we will take a closer look at what Marvel movies Howard the Duck has appeared in.

Howard the Duck (1986)

The first time we saw Howard the Duck on the big screen was in his own self-titled movie released in 1986. Directed by Willard Huyck and produced by George Lucas, this movie was a science fiction comedy that followed Howard as he got trapped on Earth and tried to find a way back home.

While the movie was not well-received by critics, it did give us our first live-action portrayal of Howard the Duck. The character was brought to life through animatronics and puppetry, which was quite advanced for its time.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Howard the Duck made a surprise cameo at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014. Directed by James Gunn, this movie followed a group of misfits as they banded together to save the galaxy from destruction.

In a post-credits scene, we see Howard sitting on a chair with a drink in his hand. He then makes a suggestive remark before taking a sip from his drink. This cameo was well-received by fans and sparked rumors that we might see more of Howard in future Marvel movies.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Sure enough, Howard made another brief appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 directed once again by James Gunn. In this movie, Howard can be seen in the background of a scene on Contraxia, a planet that serves as a hub for traders and smugglers.

While his appearance was brief, it was still exciting for fans to see Howard make another appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Howard the Duck’s most recent appearance in a Marvel movie was in Avengers: Endgame in 2019. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, this movie marked the end of an era for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it brought together all our favorite heroes to fight against Thanos.

In a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment during the final battle, we see Howard fighting alongside the other Avengers. He can be seen wielding a gun and taking down some of Thanos’ minions.


So there you have it – a rundown of what Marvel movies Howard the Duck has appeared in. While he may not be one of the most popular characters in the Marvel universe, his appearances have been memorable and have certainly delighted fans. Who knows, maybe we’ll see more of Howard in future Marvel movies.