Emilio Estevez will be reprising his role as Gordon Bombay in The Mighty Ducks series for Disney+. Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham is set to lead the show, and here's how Deadline describes the plot for the fast-tracked series.
"The reboot is set in present-day Minnesota, where the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan (Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom Alex (Graham) set out to build their own ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports."
The original film starred Estevez as a hotshot lawyer caught drink driving who is sentenced to 500 hours of community service. Because it's a movie, he's allowed to serve his community service coaching Pee-Wee ice hockey, and wouldn't you know it, he only goes and finds his calling in life. Spawning two sequels and a name only animated spin-off, The Mighty Ducks has been on Disney's reboot list for quite some time. Now that their hungry streaming service Disney+ is up and running, they're aiming to get Mighty Ducks ready for release later this year. Here's what Estevez said about returning to the franchise for the sequel series.
“Once a Duck, always a Duck! And after 25 years, I am delighted to lace up my skates, put on Coach Bombay’s jacket and return to play the iconic character for this new chapter in ‘The Mighty Ducks’ franchise. Likewise, I am thrilled to return to my old stomping grounds with my friends at Disney and Steve Brill, the original creator of the franchise, to join them on their exciting new platform, Disney+.”
Disney+ recently announced the release dates for two of its highly-anticipated Marvel shows. Falcon and the Winter Soldier will land in August, and WandaVision was brought up from its Spring 2021 launch to December this year. There's no word yet on when Loki or What If? will be arriving on Disney+, but we'll be sure to keep you posted. Emilio Estevez isn't the only star of a beloved Disney 90s franchise potentially making a comeback. Rick Moranis is returning to play Wayne Szalinski in a sequel/reboot to the classic Honey I Shrunk The Kids.