Everything old is new again, especially when it comes to television and movies. Fans of the classic Disney movie The Mighty Ducks were thrilled when rumors began circulating last year that a reboot was in the works. Although there were little details at the time, fans couldn't wait to see the ragtag team of misfit hockey players back on the big or small screen. The good news is there are finally new details about the reboot and it looks like the rebooted Mighty Ducks television show will be coming to Disney +.
It's been almost two years since The Hollywood Reporter first wrote that a Mighty Ducks reboot was in the works for television. At that time there were little details available and a network wasn't yet attached to the project. With the launch of Disney+, it seems that the Mighty Ducks have found their home and will join other network reboots like Lizzie McGuire, Hocus Pocus, and Home Alone.
'THE MIGHTY DUCKS' series is in development for #DisneyPlus. The series will focus on a 13-year-old boy who gets kicked off the Mighty Ducks until his mom decides to start their own team, find players, a coach, and a place to play. Production is eyed to begin Feb. in Vancouver pic.twitter.com/Lsti5cJc5f— Disney+ Updates (@moredisneyplus) November 6, 2019
While the original movie focused on young lawyer Gordon Bombay, played by Emilio Estevez, sentenced to coach a youth hockey team as the terms of his community service sentence after his arrest for drunk driving, the reboot will be a bit different. This time the series will focus on a 13-year-old boy whose mom decides to start her own team after he's kicked off his Mighty Ducks team. She sets out to find players, a coach, and even a rink to play at.
Steven Brill, who wrote the 1992 film for Disney will executive produce the series alongside Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa, George Heller and Brad Petrigala. Most people are very excited to see the reboot happen, but some are concerned that the Mighty Ducks in the reboot will become the new Hawks, the villains of the original movie, and they're not very happy about that.
Yall really gonna paint coach Bombay and the Mighty Ducks in a bad light? pic.twitter.com/5KdkMXVmIt— Nick Barnes (@5forwriting) November 7, 2019
So the Mighty Ducks are the bad guys? Why would you do that?— Jason Bourne (@JasonBo27089157) November 7, 2019
There's no release date as of yet but Discussing Film writes that production is set to begin in Vancouver in February. There's also no casting news as of yet, but with Hilary Duff reprising her role as Lizzie McGuire in the reboot, and the original cast of Hocus Pocus expressing interest in bringing the Sanderson sisters back to life, is it too much to ask that at the very least Estevez and Joshua Jackson return for the reboot?