‘The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’: How Disney+ Handles the Ducks Not Being Hockey Underdogs Anymore

It’s been a quarter century since a live-action Mighty Ducks project featured the star of the original film series.

But now, with Disney+ finding new ways to repurpose stories for a new audience, the upcoming “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” will find Emilio Estevez returning as Gordon Bombay.The series has Estevez play Gordon as a curmudgeonly ice rink owner who has left hockey behind, seemingly for good.

The Mighty Ducks themselves have gone through a transformation of their own, going from plucky misfits to a youth sports powerhouse.

The arrival of a preteen hockey player and his mom Alex (Lauren Graham) nudge Gordon back to taking a new group of mismatched kids and teaching them about the game.

Disney+ announced a March 26 premiere date for the series.“We did like the idea of subverting expectations and having the Ducks become this powerhouse team and creating a new underdog,

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