When George Lucas released the first Star Wars film in 1977, he not only proved that big-budget science fiction could be successful, he also demonstrated that flying spaceships and a planet-pulverizing Death Star could be pulled off with the right special effects. This month’s issue of Wired dives deep into the history of ILM, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Of all the characters in the Marvel universe, Howard the Duck may be the unlikeliest candidate for a comeback. In the clip, which is under a minute long, Guardians villain The Collector (Benicio Del Toro) is having a cocktail in his laboratory with a talking, computer-animated duck. In case there was any doubt as to that creature’s identity, text appears after the video crediting Howard the Duck creators Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik.