With the Stanley Cup Finals winding down (so long, Rangers!), and a long hockeyless summer on the horizon, this seems like the perfect time to talk about a fourth Mighty Ducks film.
Luckily enough, that’s exactly what producer Jordan Kerner is doing in this recent interview, where he reveals that there have been ongoing talks for a fourth film in the series that helped launch a real NHL franchise.
“There have been a number of times that we have discussed with the studio the idea of either bringing it back and bringing it back possibly with one or two of the guys who are now in their thirties as the coaches, and having a few more of them be their friends in their lives and having the kids come back. And I’ve been pitched a story two or three times. It hasn’t been the right story yet, but the idea of doing that is something Steve and I have talked about and actually Disney and I have talked about. So I’m not going to fuel the rumor mill that it’s going to happen, but I’m saying to you that the studio said to us, “We’d be interested if you come to us with the right story.”
It’s sort of hard imagining how they could have trouble coming up with the “right” story seeing as The Mighty Ducks was always just The Bad News Bears on skates. I mean, really – you get a new bunch of ragtag kids, bring back one of the original cast as the coach, send them to some tournament they have no chance of winning, and you’ve basically got the movie. It’s not like there are a ton of narrative options for this – these kids aren’t going to save the world, after all.
What do you guys think – are you ready for more Mighty Ducks or is this a franchise that has already had its time at center ice? Weigh in below.
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