Following on from the confirmation earlier this month that the cancelled 2002 FOX live-action series “The Tick” would be making a comeback, the show’s star Patrick Warburton has spoken with Movieweb about what the new take on the material will bring. Warburton can’t say much at the moment, but is excited about the property coming back:
“I’m really not at liberty to discuss anything in regards to The Tick right now. I will say, isn’t it ironic that Captain Liberty’s friend isn’t at liberty? Are there discussions? I would say things look very interesting and positive.
I love The Tick. I’d love to do it again. 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, I guess. 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.”
His signature superhero outfit will probably undergo a change, something he’s not averse to as he wasn’t a big fan of the comfort factor of the original:
“[The original] was the most fun I ever had. Except wearing the suit. 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, its a side of it… That’s not the most fun.
There were probably five different Tick costumes for the original series. I would assume there would be a new design. Let’s say hypothetically that The Tick, we’re going to attack it again. It would be all-new. It would be a new conception. There are so many advantages to the creatives today, that there weren’t twelve years ago, as far as doing things and creating a whole new world for The Tick.”