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Original ‘Mighty Ducks’ Cast Members Reunite for Disney+ Reboot!

The Mighty Ducks are once more flapping onto our TV screens--and into our hearts.
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Ducks fly together — even after 30 years!

With Disney+ dropping the new Mighty Ducks reboot soon, new info has dropped that’s enough to get any 90’s kid excited: some of the OG stars from the franchise are returning to the ice.

Emilio Estevez’s Return as Gordon Bombay

Of course, we already knew that Emilio Estevez was returning to reprise his role as Gordon Bombay.

Fans know that Bombay started out as a high-power lawyer who was forced to coach a peewee hockey team as community service. He eventually becomes the coach they need, teaching them how to play as a team and leading them to victory. Cue “We Are the Champions.”

In this newest addition to the Ducks franchise, the Ducks are at the top of the junior hockey league — no longer the underdogs from the original films. Have they turned into the winning team of bullies they fought so hard against? Mighty Ducks: Game Changers follows Evan, who has been cut from the Ducks.

Played by Brady Noon (Good Boys), he joins his mom (Gilmore Girls’ Lauren Graham) to form a lighthearted, less-competitive hockey team for kids that aren’t into the cutthroat attitude the Ducks have come to embrace. Their search for a coach leads them to none other than Coach Bombay.

More Original Ducks Stars Returning

Now, we know we’ll see some of the OG Ducks players reunite for the series!

Ducks Fly Together from The Mighty Ducks franchise
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Several former teammates are coming back for a huge reunion. It all goes down in episode 6, Here’s who’s coming:

  • Connie Moreau, played by Marguerite Moreau
  • Fulton Reed (one half of the Bash Brothers), played by Elden Hanson
  • Lester Averman, played by Matt Doherty
  • Adam Banks (aka “Cake Eater”), played by Vinny Larusso
  • Guy Germaine, played by Garette Ratliff Henson
  • Kenny Wu (the “Little Bash Brother”), played by Justin Wong

Series creator Steven Brill sat down for an interview with Entertainment Weekly to talk about the upcoming series, and the special reunion.

“It starts with a fun encounter Coach Bombay has with Fulton — they have an interesting run-in on the street reminiscent of ways they used to meet each other back in the early days,” Brill told EW about the reunion episode. “This chance meeting between Bombay and Fulton leads to a bigger story.”

Estevez gives us a little more insight into how the reunion will go down. He reveals that while Fulton invites Bombay to a casual Ducks reunion at a pizza parlor, “we discover that Bombay hasn’t been invited to the gala because he doesn’t represent the best of what the Ducks stand for now; they’ve become this ultra-competitive, sort of new bad guys.”

Check Out the Official Trailer for The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers

If you can’t wait for Mighty Ducks: Game Changers to hit Disney+ on March 26, I have some good news. The original trilogy is already available on the streaming service. That means you can watch The Mighty Ducks, D2: The Mighty Ducks, and D3: The Mighty Ducks as many times as you want.

Catch Coach Bombay, Charlie Conway, the Bash Brothers, and even the evil Iceland coach Wolf Stansson in their original 90’s glory. That’ll hopefully tide you over!