Emilio Estevez Talks “The Mighty Ducks” and His Favorite Player Coached on “SportsNation”

Emilio Estevez joined ESPN’s SportsNation to talk about the new Disney+ series The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers.

What’s Happening:

  • Emilio Estevez joined the crew over at ESPN’s SportsNation discussing how he got back into The Mighty Ducks franchise and the new series.
  • Estevez says when he talks to people around the country, he’s always asked why there aren’t more movies for The Mighty Ducks.
  • One day, he had received a call saying the reboot is happening and they need coach Gordon Bombay to make it work. After reading the script he was surprised by the state of Bombay, but was told he evolves in the 10 episode series to get him back to that higher place.
  • Estevez says his favorite movie role is a toss-up between Bombay and Billy the Kid in Young Guns.
  • When asked who the best Mighty Ducks player he ever coached was, Estevez said Charlie Conway since he was filling the role of both coach and father figure for him.
  • As far as any movie memorabilia, Estevez has only kept a jersey. He used to have his skates, but auctioned them off thinking he would never revisit the character again.

About The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers:

  • In the 10-episode season set in present-day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan Morrow (Brady Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom, Alex (Lauren Graham), set out to build their own team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of youth sports today. With the help of Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez), they rediscover the joys of playing just for love of the game.

You can start streaming The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers starting today on Disney+! And make sure to check out our review of the series.

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