Phineas & Ferb made a big splash this past Friday (Aug. 16) as their much-anticipated special Marvel heroes’ crossover special episode premiered on Disney Channel. However, Deadline.com pointed out the characters’ feature film debut, which was slated for 2014, is no longer on the studio’s release schedule.
The movie was originally supposed to be written by Oscar-winner Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3). Disney today also confirmed final titles for The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, previously Marvel’s The Avengers Untitled Sequel, and Inside Out, formerly The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside The Mind. Both titles were announced at Comic-Con last month.
However, the two characters will get more than their share of the spotlight thanks to an upcoming Star Wars tribute outing. In ew.com, Phineas and Ferb creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh also confirmed that the characters Star Wars‘ tribute will take place during the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The character will appear as residents of Tatooine planet who are thrown into a galactic rebellion when the plans for blowing up the Death Star accidentally fall into their hands. Phineas and Ferb‘s tribute will air in 2014.
“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 told ew.com. “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 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!’”