“Once a Duck, always a Duck,” Emilio Estevez exclaimed, as he announced his return as Coach Bombay in the new Mighty Ducks reboot.
Yes, you read that correct: Coach Bombay is back!
Estevez, 57, officially announced that he is set to reprise his role from the 1992 hockey comedy The Mighty Ducks and its sequels, in a reboot that will be available exclusively on Disney+.
“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,” Estevez said of his involvement.
“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 Ducks are returning in a 10-episode series, which also landed Gilmore Girls‘ Lauren Graham and Good Boys‘ Brady Noon. The series is set in present-day Minnesota, and Disney says it features the Mighty Ducks as “an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey program.”
In other words, the Ducks get to be the villains this time! 12-year-old Evan (played by Noon) will get cut from the team, and will form a new one with his mother Alex (Graham).
Filming is already underway, so excited ’90s kids everywhere won’t have to wait long before the series hits the streaming platform.
“Quack… quack… quack!”
Although “Ducks fly together,” I don’t think that Goldberg will be a part of the reboot. Actor Shaun Weiss, who played goalie Goldberg, was recently arrested on burglary and meth charges.
The 41-year-old has been battling a long struggle with substance abuse. Hopefully he hits up rehab after he’s finished his time in jail, especially since Ascend Detox and Recovery sent Weiss a formal invitation to their hospital rehab program–at no cost.
It doesn’t look like actor Jussie Smollett will return to the franchise, either. The 37-year-old was in the original Mighty Ducks movie, a lifetime before being indicted for orchestrating a staged attack in 2019. Although the original charges against Smollett were abruptly dropped last March, he is again facing charges after a new special prosecutor decided to further prosecute the actor.