The Mighty Ducks ’90s movie trilogy was so beloved and popular that the Anaheim NHL team adopted their team name when they joined the league in 1993-94.
Now, over 23 years after the release of the final film in the movie trilogy, the series is apparently slated for a reboot. This news promises to excite the ’80s and ’90s kids who grew up watching the movies.
Following several years of ongoing rumors that there would be a revival or reboot, fans have finally received the confirmation they’ve been waiting for.
According to a report from DiscussingFilm.net, a series reboot for The Mighty Ducks “is going forward,” and it’s going to be featured on Disney+. Steven Brill, a writer and actor for the original trilogy, will be returning for the reboot.
The report outlined that the new series will center around a mother forming a new hockey team after her 13-year-old son “gets kicked off the junior division Mighty Ducks team.” Filming will begin in Vancouver, British Columbia this February.
The original series was predominantly filmed in the state of Minnesota.
It remains to be seen who will be cast for the movie, and if any original cast members will return for the series. Surely, fans would love to see Emilio Estevez (Gordon Bomboy, the head coach and main character) return.
D3: The Mighty Ducks hit the big screens in Oct. 1996, and though there have been several cast reunions throughout the years, a reboot/sequel had never come into place. Here we are nearly a quarter-century later, and fans are about to get their wish.
Many of the original cast members are no longer actors, having embarked on different careers. But Joshua Jackson – who portrayed Charlie Conway in the series – has achieved worldwide fame for his roles in Dawson’s Creek and When They See Us. Elden Henson (Fulton Reed), has also made it big in the film industry, having appeared in both parts of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.