Emilio Estevez Is Officially Coming Back For The Mighty Ducks Reboot
There has been a lot of hype around the Disney reboot of The Mighty Ducks.
But in news that will satisfy a lot of fans, everyone's favourite coach, Emilio Estevez is officially coming back for the new-look series.
Disney made the big announcement on social media, writing: "NO. CHILL. #EmilioEstevez is BACK as Gordon Bombay."
NO. CHILL. :rotating_light::snowflake: #EmilioEstevez is BACK as Gordon Bombay! Check out this photo from production on The Mighty Ducks, an Original Series coming soon to #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/SSVEDUuO4w
- Disney+ (@disneyplus) February 13, 2020
The man himself has spoken to Deadline about how the offer to reprise his iconic role after all these years was too good to pass up.
Estevez said: "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+."
The original franchise was about arrogant lawyer Gordon Bombay, who has to coach a little league hockey team after he was picked up for being over the legal alcohol limit behind the wheel.
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In classic Disney form, Bombay slowly builds the team up from a bunch of hopeless hockey players to champions.
But it's recently been revealed that the team won't be the one we all know and love in the reboot.
According to Variety, the synopsis goes: "The new Mighty Ducks 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 (Good Girls' Brady Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom Alex (Gilmore Girls' Lauren Graham) set out to build their own ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports."
So the team we've always cheered for is now the annoying, arrogant bullies who will stop at nothing until they clinch victory? Sounds like they're going to be the villains for the Disney+ reboot, which breaks our nostalgic little hearts.
Not much else is known about the TV series, who else has been cast, when it will be released and just how villainous will Emilio's character be.
We will just have to keep our eyes and ears peeled for any announcement but one thing is for sure: this Disney reboot will be amazing and anyone who says otherwise is lying.
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