Although the only official word of a live-action revival of the beloved, absurd 2001 superhero series The Tick has been a tweet from creator Ben Edlund, original star Patrick Warburton is ready and willing to take part.
Caught for comment on the rumors that a new iteration of the franchise may be headed to Amazon Prime — the comic was adapted as a three-season animated series and then a short-lived prime-time comedy of Fox — Warburton played coy on specifics, but spoke to the promise in returning to The Tick.
“I love The Tick. I’d love to do it again,” he told Movie Web. “I never would have thought I’d have the opportunity to do this again. I think it would be a blast to do it again. We’ll see what happens. One thing about The Tick, he is an insane character. I guess he doesn’t have to be 29 years old like Thor. He’ll be 50 battling evil. I’d love to see what Ben Edlund’s new vision for it is. I think it will be different. Perhaps a little darker and a little edgier. We’ll see what happens.”
While he repeatedly stressed he wasn’t fully involved or available to comment on the reboot, which Edlund said was “being pursued with vigor,” Warburton added, “I don’t know what is happening, but I would love to have something where we are really given a shot to make the show that we want to make.”
If he does get involved in The Tick’s return, one thing will have to change for Warbutron to reprise his role as the Big Blue Bug of Justice — the costume. “When you put on a suit, and you need two tubes of K-Y Jelly to assist in putting on the suit, and then you basically spend the next 12 hours in a soup of sweat and K-Y jelly … It’s a side of it that’s not the most fun,” he joked.
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