FIRST LOOK: Emilio Estevez is seen on the set of The Mighty Ducks reboot for Disney+ as he reprises his role of Coach Bombay: ‘I am delighted’
One day after announcing Lauren Graham will be joining the highly anticipated spin-off of The Mighty Ducks, it has been confirmed Emilio Estevez will be reprising his iconic role as Coach Bombay.
The 57-year-old actor is already back on the ice and looked happy while filming in Canada as seen in photos Disney+ released on Twitter on Thursday.
In the newly released images, Estevez can be seen with a stick in his hand and helmet on with the rest of the team on skates.
Back on the ice: Emilio Estevez has been revealed to be returning to his iconic role as Gordon Bombay on Thursday in the highly anticipated spin-off of The Mighty Ducks on Disney Plus
Estevez will be credited as an executive producer on the comedy and be reunited with the franchise creator Steve Brill, according to THR.
‘Once a Duck, always a Duck! And 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 franchise,’ Estevez told the outlet.
‘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,’ he added.
Ready to score: In the newly released images, Estevez can be seen with a stick in his hand and helmet on with the rest of the team on skates.
They are happy! Disney+ said, ‘Emilio Estevez is BACK as Gordon Bombay!’
The reboot of the hit film trilogy from the Nineties will star the 52-year-old Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist star as Alex in a 10-episode series building a makeshift hockey team after her 12-year-old son (Brady Noon) is ‘unceremoniously cut from the Ducks,’ according to Variety.
The spin-off is set in present day Minnesota.
And it begins by showing how far the Ducks have come from their scrappy underdog days three decades ago.
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As Alex and her son build their own makeshift team of misfits to challenge the legendary youth hockey team, the series shines a light on the ‘cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports.’
The original Mighty Ducks was released in 1992 and starred Emilio Estevez as Gordon Bombay, who must serve as a youth hockey coach as his community service after getting a DUI.
The wildly popularly franchise inspired the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks name and even helped launch the careers of Joshua Jackson, Kenan Thompson, and Jussie Smollett.
The movie has a cult following: Here is a scene from the hit film from 1994
Spin-off: The reboot of the hit film trilogy from the ’90s will star the 52-year-old actress as Alex in a 10-episode series building a makeshift hockey team after her 12-year-old son is cut from the Ducks
Last month, Shaun Weiss, 41, who played goalie Greg Goldberg in the 1992 hockey drama, made headlines after getting arrested for breaking into a house while high on methamphetamine.
He is accused of breaking into a garage in Marysville, California, before smashing through the windshield of a car inside.
A mugshot released alongside his arrest shows Weiss looking gaunt, disheveled and apparently suffering the consequences of drug use.
Sad turn: Shaun Weiss, 41, who played goalie Greg Goldberg in the hockey drama, made headlines after getting arrested for breaking into a house while high on methamphetamine in January
The image is a drastic departure from his appearance as the overweight teen in the classic sports movie.
The frightening picture also captures his rapid deterioration from 2015, when he was photographed seemingly well.
‘Weiss forced entry to gain access into the vehicle by shattering a window,’ the Marysville Police Department said in a statement.
Struggling: The frightening mugshot also captures his rapid deterioration from 2015, when he was photographed seemingly well
Despite appearing in some small movie roles after The Mighty Ducks, including 2008 film Drillbit Taylor, Weiss has mainly made news in recent years for his criminal behavior.
A charge of petty theft in July 2017 landed the former star a 150-day sentence, but due to overcrowding in the prison, Weiss was released after 12 days.
Soon after, he was picked up for possession of methamphetamine and had to spend 90 days inside.
After a public intoxication arrest in 2018, he checked himself into rehab.
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