New Details For The Phineas And Ferb Star Wars Special
Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, Disney and Marvel‘s first crossover, aired last night to pretty good reviews. That is the first real crossover of any kind for the two companies since the House of Mouse bought Marvel for billions of dollars in 2009. Another crossover for Disney‘s latest acquisition is already in the cards. Phineas and Ferb will get to be the first Disney characters to explore the Star Wars universe. The new one-hour special airing next year was announced during Comic-Con. EW found out a few details about the special’s plot in the wake of the recent Marvel extravaganza.
The Fletcher boys will be Luke’s neighbors on Tatooine who are “thrust into a galactic rebellion when the plans for blowing up the Death Star accidentally fall into their hands.” Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh spilled a few more plot details while promoting Mission Marvel:
All of [the plot of A New Hope] happens exactly the way it did, but we find out that Phineas and Ferb are Luke’s neighbors on Tatooine and become embroiled in the adventure,” Marsh said. “Our story all takes place as if you had a slightly wider shot, you could see our characters. Or if you just waited around five minutes after this [Star Wars] storyline, our characters would pass through, which was really really fun to do.
The Star Wars special won’t feature any of the main cast lending their voices to the project, sadly. Povenmire said that they’re searching for younger actors who can capture the voices of Luke, Leia, Han, and the rest exactly as they were when the movie premiered in 1977:
The Star Wars actors are now all 40 years older, so they don’t sound quite the same, so we’re trying to find people who sound like they did when they were young,” Povenmire said. “The guy we had come in to do Harrison Ford sounded so much like young Harrison Ford. It was like, if you didn’t look up you thought, ‘We have Harrison Ford in the booth!’
While cast members may not be reprising their roles, the show creators did promise a few surprise cameos from the Star Wars universe.
In a related bit of news EW asked Cort Lane (Marvel Television’s vice president of development and production) if there were any plans for Marvel and Star Wars to cross over. Phineas and Ferb have crossed over with the two properties on their own, so it seems like the next step would be to take Disney out of it and let Marvel and Star Wars interact. Lane said “there are no plans” right now. While there may not be plans right now, we all know that could change at any time. What do you think about the Phineas and Ferb/Star Wars crossover? Do you hope Marvel and Star Wars cross over at some point?
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Source : EW