Film: Ratchet & Clank
Set for release in April 2016, Ratchet & Clank (and Captain Qwark) make their big screen debut. Insomniac Games is to have a big part in its production and TJ Fixman, the writer for Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time, is attached for the screenplay, so there's hope that it will avoid the typical problems.A game is confirmed to be released on the PlayStation 4 as a tie-in with the film, which confirms that the film is a reboot of the franchise.
This movie contains examples of these tropes:
- Adaptation Expansion: The game is based off the story of the first Ratchet & Clank game, but Doctor Nefarious and the Galactic Rangers from Up Your Arsenal make an appearance.
- Ascended Fanboy: In this movie, Ratchet admires the Galactic Rangers and dreams of being one of them.
- Big Bad: Officially confirmed to be Chairman Drek from the first game, though Dr. Nefarious is also making some sort of appearance.
- Butt Monkey: Captain Qwark in the Teaser trailer.
- The Other Darrin: Chairman Drek, who was played by Kevin Michael Richardson in the game, will be voiced by Paul Giamatti.
- Take That: In the trailer, Qwark starts fist-pumping as a prank by the Animators. Qwark says this:Qwark: Argh, fist-pumping...! Now you've crossed the line!