Considering all the ‘90s nostalgia we’ve seen of late, it’s almost a surprise that we haven’t yet seen a reboot of the Mighty Ducks franchise.
However, just as we’re reading of the retro brilliance of Super Dark Times (yeah, the ‘90s count as retro now – we’re scared too), a real cornerstone of the decade could be making a comeback.
The first Mighty Ducks film, starring Emilio Estevez as the disgraced lawyer/ice hockey coach who brings together a rag-tag bunch of kids, celebrated its 25th anniversary last year.
And now, if reports are to be believed, the movie franchise could be coming to the small screen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC Signature Studios is in the early stages of turning plans for a Mighty Ducks TV series into a reality.
The studio – among the production companies to work on Marvel’s Runaways and the upcoming Deadpool animated series – was reportedly approached by a screenwriter and producer from the original film trilogy.
The first film was released in October 1992, with sequels D2 and D3 hitting cinemas in 1994 and 1996 respectively.
Estevez starred in all three, while child star Joshua Jackson went on to take a lead role in Dawson’s Creek after playing team captain Charlie Conway. Neither is yet attached to the series, but that could well change when a script is completed.
It is unclear at this stage whether the mooted series, for which a script is yet to be written, would be a sequel or a reboot.
It is not thought to be tied to the animated series, featuring the voices of Jim Belushi and Tim Curry, which ran between 1996 and 1997.
While no network is yet attached, The Hollywood Reporter notes that – depending on timings – it could be saved for Disney’s standalone streaming service when that launches in 2019.
(Images: Rex Features)