It’s just doing it in a way that I’m not sure we all agree with: rebooting them for a modern day audience.
Well, sorry, but Disney isn’t stopping there. They also have a series reboot of the classic film franchise The Mighty Ducks. The Disney+ series will follow “a 13-year-old boy who, after getting kicked off the junior division Mighty Ducks team, decides to start a team of his own with the help of his mom. Together they go out on the hunt for players, a coach, and a place to play.”
Now some characters details have been revealed by The Illuminerdi:
- Adib Samitar/”Sam”: An “11 to 13 year old African American or Somali boy. Sam has mastered skateboard riding and always does things his way. The thrill-seeker rarely turns down a challenge, even deciding to befriend Evan after a violent collision on his trusty board. He joins the squad after realizing that he will be allowed to be a renegade.”
- Jaden Koobler/”Koob”: An “11 to 13 year old boy, who is said to be heavyset. Koob will never be mistaken for an Olympian, but instead is a hardcore video game player whose skin is pale from long hours of marathon gaming in his downstairs man cave. Though he rarely breaks focus from his monitors, he proves to have an almost superhuman level of dexterity and reflexes that are worthy of a kung-fu master. Koob is wary of joining the squad and will need to be dragged out of his safe space.”
Skateboarding and video gaming seem like timeless teenage attributes. Apparently, every kid on this team “will have a hidden talent that is initially viewed as a detriment. Only after being introduced to hockey and teamwork will they discover all of their hidden potential and flourish.”
I have no idea if this series will be successful or not (maybe they can pull Emilio Estevez out of retirement for a cameo), but they have writer and producer of the original three films, Steven Brill, on board as executive producer, so that’s a step in the right direction.
The Mighty Ducks series shoots from February to June in Vancouver, so we should learn more about this series in the coming months. It’s time for a new generation to fall in love with the ducks.
Would you watch The Mighty Ducks series, or stick to the original trilogy?