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Emilio Estevez has joined Disney+ “The Mighty Ducks” TV series, reprising his iconic role as the beloved Coach Gordon Bombay from the hit ’90s film franchise.He will star alongside previously announced series regulars Lauren Graham and Brady Noon. Also joining the cast are Swayam Bhatia, Taegen Burns, Julee Cerda, Bella Higginbotham, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Maxwell Simkins and De’Jon Watts.In addition to starring, Estevez will serve as an executive producer on the 10-episode show, which is set to premiere later this year on Disney’s streaming service.Also Read: 'Mighty Ducks' Reboot Set at Disney+ With Lauren Graham as the New CoachHere’s the official description for the reboot series: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 (Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom Alex (Graham) set out to build their own ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports. With the help of Gordon Bombay (Estevez), they discover the joys of playing just for the love of the game.“Once a Duck, always a Duck!,” Estevez said in a statement, “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 ‘The Mighty Ducks’ franchise. 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, Disney+.”Also Read: 'Mighty Ducks' Reboot Set at Disney+ With Lauren Graham as the New Coach“It was an easy decision to bring back the Quack Attack with a modern and fresh twist,” Agnes Chu, Disney+ senior vice president of content, said. “For a generation, ‘The Mighty Ducks’ stood for teamwork, friendship, and heart and we’re excited to see the Ducks fly together once again and bring the franchise to new audiences around the world. We are thrilled to have Emilio Estevez reprising his iconic role.”Steve Brill, the original creator, writer and executive producer of all three “Mighty Ducks” films, which spawned an NHL franchise, is back as co-creator and executive producer of the new series. Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa (“The King of Queens,” “13 Going On 30”) are co-creators and will serve as showrunners. Estevez, James Griffiths and Michael Spiller will serve as executive producers with Griffiths directing. Graham is co-executive producer. George Heller and Brad Petrigala of Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Jordan Kerner also serve as non-writing executive producers.“The Mighty Ducks” TV series hails from ABC Signature Studios, a part of Disney Television Studios.Read original story ‘Mighty Ducks': Emilio Estevez to Reprise Gordon Bombay Role for Disney+ Reboot At TheWrap
There's some quacking news over at Disney Plus. The streamer has issued a 10-episode series order for a sequel to "The Mighty Ducks," and has tapped "Gilmore Girls" star Lauren Graham to play the lead. Graham will star as Alex and "Good Girls" standout Brady Noon is set to portray her son, Evan. Based on […]
Gugu Mbatha-Raw has been cast in the upcoming "Loki" series at Disney Plus, Variety has confirmed with sources. Mbatha-Raw is the latest addition to the cast, joining series lead Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, and the recently announced Owen Wilson. As with most things Marvel, the exact details of her character are being kept under wraps. […]
Disney+ has officially given a 12-episode series order to its “Turner & Hooch” series, which is now set to star “Drake & Josh” star Josh Peck.The series is based on the 1989 film of the same name, which starred Tom Hanks.The project, which comes from “Burn Notice” creator Matt Nix and 20th Century Fox TV — where Nix has an overall deal — was put into development in December. It will be a television adaptation of the original 1980s-era buddy cop movie.Also Read: How Disney+ and Other Streamers Stack Up Against Netflix in the US | ChartPeck will play Hanks’ original role of US Marshall Scott Turner.Here is the official logline from Disney+: “When an ambitious, buttoned-up US Marshall inherits a big unruly dog, he soon realizes the pet he didn’t want may be the partner he needs.”Post “Drake & Josh,” Peck has appeared in coming-of-age film “Locating Silver Lake” opposite Finn Wittrock, as well as Netflix comedy “Take The 10” opposite Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen and Tony Revolori, and in Dan Fogelman’s “Danny Collins” with Al Pacino, Annette Bening, and Jennifer Garner. He’s also starred as John Stamos’ son in Fox’s “Grandfathered.”Also Read: Bob Iger Apologizes to Berkeley Elementary School for Charging Fee for Screening 'The Lion King'The former Nickelodeon star has only grown his popularity and relevance to popular culture since his time as the awkward and more mild-mannered brother of Drake Bell in “Drake & Josh.” He currently hosts his own podcast, “Curious with Josh Peck,” and has a large presence on social media.Nix writes and executive produces with Josh Levy (“Bones”), who serves as co-executive producer.Read original story ‘Turner and Hooch’ Gets Series Order at Disney+, Josh Peck to Star At TheWrap
Disney Plus' "Star Wars" original spinoff series "The Mandalorian" is returning for Season 2 in October, said Disney chief Bob Iger on the company's earnings call Tuesday. Marvel's "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" will premiere in August, while "WandaVision" will make its debut on the streaming service in December. Iger also floated the possibility […]
New Captain America practices with the shield, while Vision and Loki return from the dead in first look at new Marvel streaming series.
Owen Wilson has joined the upcoming "Loki" series at Disney Plus, Variety has confirmed with sources. The exact details of Wilson's role are being kept under wraps. Tom Hiddleston will star in the series, reprising his role from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Variety exclusively reported in November that Sophia Di Martino is also attached to star. Wilson […]
Shooting of Disney Plus’s Obi-Wan Kenobi has been pushed to next year following the news that show's writer is being replaced. “I think we start shooting early next year as opposed to summer this year,” Ewan McGregor, who will reprise his role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the series, told Variety at the “Birds of Prey” […]
It's the beginning and the end for the Clone Wars revival: Disney+ on Wednesday confirmed that the Star Wars offshoot's seventh and final season will premiere on Friday, Feb. 21. In addition, the streamer has released the above trailer. The animated series' 12-episode swan song comes nearly six years after Season 6 landed on Netflix. "It […]
Shooting on the upcoming "Falcon & Winter Soldier" series for Disney Plus has been temporarily postponed due to the earthquakes that have rocked Puerto Rico, Variety has confirmed. The Marvel series was due to shoot in Puerto Rico this month reportedly for multiple weeks, but those plans have now been called off. Production on the show […]
Adam Pally is a lifelong “Star Wars” fan who got the chance of a lifetime when he was cast to play a Scout Trooper on “The Mandalorian.” What he didn’t know at the time is that he would do something that would make his character more hated than Jar Jar: he had to punch Baby Yoda.Pally appeared in the Disney+ show’s season finale alongside Jason Sudekis as a pair of scouts tasked with delivering the powerfully Force sensitive Baby Yoda to Moff Gideon, played by Giancarlo Esposito. Pally’s scout, curious about why the alien child was so wanted, stuck his finger out at Baby Yoda, who bit it. In response, Pally gives Baby Yoda a hard jab.According to Entertainment Weekly, Pally was asked about the scene at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour on Saturday, where he was promoting the upcoming NBC comedy “Indebted.” Pally said that his friend and “Mandalorian” showrunner Jon Favreau offered the cameo role to him simply by telling him that he “needed somebody to do something special.”Also Read: Why 'The Mandalorian' Saved 'Star Wars': Starlight Runner CEO on Building Buzz Around a StoryAnd while it was a dream come true for Pally to put on the Scout Trooper’s helmet, he got very nervous after he did the first take of the punch when Favreau told him that the Baby Yoda puppet he was decking “costs, like, $5 million.”“‘So while I want you to hit it, I just want you to know that,'” Pally recalled Favreau telling him. “I think I took a big swing at it. And the next three takes I missed, because I was so nervous.”Also Read: Whose Voices Were Those at the End of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'?But the little green monster had it coming. “I gotta tell you, the truth is that Baby Yoda is a bit of a diva,” Pally quipped. “He’s constantly vaping.”Pally will appear on “Indebted” when it premieres on NBC on Feb. 6. Season 2 of “The Mandalorian” is set for release on Disney+ this fall.Read original story ‘The Mandalorian': Meet the Actor Who Punched the $5 Million Baby Yoda At TheWrap
"Lizzie McGuire" creator Terri Minsky is stepping away from her role as showrunner on the upcoming revival of the series for Disney Plus. A new showrunner has not yet been named. “Fans have a sentimental attachment to ‘Lizzie McGuire’ and high expectations for a new series," said a Disney spokesperson. "After filming two episodes, we […]
A promo for what Disney+ has on tap for the new year reveals that Marvel Studios' WandaVision series will now premiere in 2020. Previously, the series starring the MCU's Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda Maximoff and Vision was targeted for a Spring 2021 release. Instead, it will now come out in the same […]
“The Mandalorian” dropped its first season finale Friday and just a few hours later, series creator Jon Favreau dropped some big news for fans of Disney+’s live-action “Star Wars” series: The second season will premiere in Fall 2020.“Season 2 of TheMandalorian coming Fall 2020,” Favreau tweeted, revealing that it’s gonna be a while until you get to see Baby Yoda again. The tweet also included a picture of a Gamorrean figurine, a species from within the “Star Wars” universe that was not featured in the first season of “The Mandalorian,” so maybe he’s teasing a Season 2 character here.Season 1 of the Pedro Pascal-led series premiered with the launch of Disney’s new streaming service Disney+ on Nov. 12. It consisted of eight episodes, which rolled out weekly on Fridays, with the exception of Episode 1, which dropped on a Tuesday (the day Disney+ launched) and Episode 7, which was released on Wednesday, Dec. 18.Also Read: 'The Mandalorian': What You Need to Know About Moff Gideon's Weird SwordFavreau has openly talked about “The Mandalorian” Season 2 being a sure thing multiple times, saying in July he was already writing the next batch of episodes, telling Entertainment Weekly in September that he wants to direct a Season 2 episode and revealing Nov. 13 he was back on set.Though Disney+ has been quiet on the Season 2 front until now, representatives for the streaming service confirmed to TheWrap Friday both the renewal and premiere date are accurate.See Favreau’s tweet below.Also Read: Giancarlo Esposito on Baby Yoda and Joining 'Star Wars' Franchise in 'The Mandalorian' | VideoSeason 2 of TheMandalorian coming Fall 2020 pic.twitter.com/8VQYLDMQ0V— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) December 27, 2019Read original story ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 to Premiere in Fall 2020 At TheWrap
Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu is squarely in Rose Tico's corner. Chu has taken to social media to urge Disney+ to make a Star Wars series revolving around Resistance member Rose Tico, played by Kelly Marie Tran in the Star Wars films The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker. "Ok @disneyplus. Put […]
Disney’s Bob Iger has enjoyed great success in 2019 — but the famed CEO could face greater challenges heading into 2020.
A "Turner & Hooch" television series is in the works at streaming service Disney Plus, bringing back to life the 1989 Tom Hanks buddy comedy that pairs a detective with a dog as they set out to solve crime. Matt Nix, known for "The Gifted" and "Burn Notice," is attached to write and executive produce […]
Hasbro’s toys based on the breakout star of the Disney+ series "The Mandalorian," including a talking, plush Baby Yoda, are now available for pre-order.