Newest Mighty Ducks TV Show Trailer Focuses on Coach Bombay

The latest trailer for Disney+’s The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers TV series emphasizes the return of Emilio Estevez’s Gordon Bombay character. Nearly thirty years after the first Mighty Ducks movie found success, the franchise has achieved a great deal and Estevez has been a part of that from the very beginning.

As Bombay, Estevez portrayed a high-stakes attorney whose fortune changed once he’d been reduced to coaching a children’s ice-hockey team. The first film was such a hit that it actually inspired the creation of a real-life professional hockey team, the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. However, after the final movie in the series arrived in 1996, it was clear that audiences had reached the limits of their fascination with the Ducks. An animated series based on the concept gave the franchise’s lifeline a slight extension, but there was no question that The Mighty Ducks’ strongest days were behind it. By 2018, rumors began to circulate that a TV series based on the movies was being developed and by the time that Disney+ launched in 2019, Mighty Ducks fans received confirmation that a new series was indeed on its way.

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To date, there’s been a couple of trailers for the upcoming 10-episode series, which is currently set to kick off on March 26. The latest (and longest) trailer so far has now arrived, courtesy of the official Walt Disney Studios Canada YouTube account. Though some of the footage in the new trailer has already been seen before, this time around there’s more of a focus on Bombay and his reluctance to once again get involved with a children’s hockey team. The new series appears to have nailed the underdog concept that proved so successful with the films, and this latest trailer will likely further excite expectant fans:

In The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, the eponymous team has become a powerhouse in junior hockey, ensuring that its days as a rag-tag group of misfits set to defy the odds are over. Instead, the modern-day team has seemingly become what the team in the original films actively struggled against – a cold and calculated machine that values winning at all costs. After Evan (Brady Noon) is cut from the Ducks, his mother, Alex (Lauren Graham), decides that it’s time to create a hockey team for kids to simply enjoy playing the sport and having fun. This decision leads to a search for a coach, and Alex sets her sights on the very reluctant ice-rink manager and one-time Mighty Ducks coach, Bombay.

Disney seems to have waited just long enough to try out something like The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. Enough time has passed from the franchise’s heyday to make it palatable to a new generation of viewers. It’s hard to say if fans of the original film series will still find the same sort of charm in the TV series, however, but at this point it does look as though Disney has managed to repeat the light-hearted take on sportsmanship that made the movies so popular throughout the mid-1990s.

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