Disney's The Mighty Ducks was one of the sports film franchises I really enjoyed watching when I was growing up. It got me into hockey, which is one of the few sports that I truly have fun with. I don't need to see another Mighty Ducks movie anytime soon, but if it happened I'd definitely watch it!
Time recently did a profile on the Mighty Ducks trilogy for its 20th anniversary and they interviewed several members of the cast and crew about the films. During the discussion Joshua Jackson said he'd lace up again if it happened, and producer Jordan Kerner revealed that he has had a few meeting with the studio over the years about bringing the franchise back to life. Here's what he had to say:
"There have been a number of times that we have discussed with the studio the idea of either bringing it back and bringing it back possibly with one or two of the guys who are now in their thirties as the coaches, and having a few more of them be their friends in their lives and having the kids come back. And I’ve been pitched a story two or three times. It hasn’t been the right story yet, but the idea of doing that is something Steve and I have talked about and actually Disney and I have talked about. So I’m not going to fuel the rumor mill that it’s going to happen, but I’m saying to you that the studio said to us, 'We’d be interested if you come to us with the right story.'"
I'm sure they could come up with a solid story that the studio would like if they wanted to. There's obviously a chance that one day a new movie could happen, and I think it'd be cool if it did. The more I think about it the more I would like to revisit some of these characters as adults. It's always fun to think about revisiting old movie characters from films that we grew up watching.
I bet if Disney actually did develop a new Mighty Ducks feature, they would make a great financial return. It's one of those franchises that I think still has a huge fan base.
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