Last night, the Disney Channel's Phineas and Ferb teamed up with Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, and Iron Man for a bit of intra-company zaniness. And that won't be their only Disney crossover, as the pair are headed to Tatooine.
Disney first announced the one-hour special Phineas and Ferb Star Wars during the show's Comic-Con panel this year:
This week, Entertainment Weekly snagged this quote about the special, which will air in 2014, from Phineas and Ferb co-creator Jeff “Swampy” Marsh:
“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.”
Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher won't be reprising their roles. Instead, other voice actors will be imitating the younger versions of the trio.
Here's the official description of the episode, via EW:
“The event episode’s story begins a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away — in summer. Phineas and Ferb are living happily on Tatooine, just one moisture farm over from Luke Skywalker. They love simply hanging out and creating new adventures under the twin suns but find themselves thrust into a global rebellion when the plans for blowing up the Death Star accidentally fall into their hands.
“Now that fate has suddenly pulled them into the fight for freedom, they must go in search of a pilot who can take them to the rebels so they can hand over the plans. Complicating matters, Candace has a Stormtrooper-like intent on ‘busting rebels’ and chases Phineas and Ferb across the galaxy in hopes of retrieving the Death Star plans.
“Meanwhile, back on the Death Star, Darth Enshmirtz, a low level Darth, has created a Force-powered “Sith-inator” that he plans to use against the Rebel Alliance. Agent P, working undercover for the Rebellion, is dispatched to stop him, but quickly gets trapped in carbonite. Then, things take a startling turn when Ferb is accidentally hit by the full blast of Dr. Darth Enschmirtz’s ‘inator’ and becomes….an evil Sith.”
Phineas and Ferb fans, what did you think of Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel? And are you read for the pair to invade the Star Wars universe?