Joshua Jackson will not appear as fan favorite Charlie Conway character in The mighty ducks: game changers, but fans shouldn’t give up hope when they see the actor’s return to the franchise just yet. Debut on Disney + in March , Game changers brings back series star Emilio Estevez to reprise the role of trainer Gordon Bombay. Serving as a sequel to the film trilogy, the door has also been left wide open for other original stars to return.
In the final episode of the series, six members of the original cast returned to reprise their roles as former members of The mighty ducks junior hockey team. The episode, titled “The Spirit of the Ducks”, commemorates the 25th anniversary of the team’s formation. Former Ducks players Fulton Reed (Elden Henson), Averman (Matt Doherty), Adam Banks (Vinny La Russo), Connie (Marguerite Moreau), Guy (Garret Henson) and Kenny Wu (Justin Wong) came for the occasion special. .
Of course, fans of the original films will quickly notice that Joshua jackson is not part of this group. In a recent discussion with Entertainment Weekly, executive producer and original franchise writer Steven Brill spoke about why Jackson’s comeback isn’t in the cards for the series, at least not yet. As Brill notes, the 2020 pandemic made it very difficult for the original cast members to return, and we were fortunate enough to see the six stars who were able to return.
“I always knew I wanted to bring the original Ducks back and associate them with this series. Honestly, I think I would have woven more without COVID. It was literally almost impossible to get the actors up. Canada because they had to quarantine themselves and stay there for a month to be part of the show. When COVID hit, it became apparent that the people who would come would likely only be able to stay for one episode, which was already a month-long commitment – two weeks in quarantine and two weeks to shoot. “
Brill goes on to explain how he would have preferred to sprinkle the original cast throughout the season. We could have seen “Fulton working in construction” or “Averman as a high school teacher”. Given the difficulties of filming, Brill and the creative team had to make compromises, which resulted in the reunion in the sixth episode of Game changers. Now the plan is to bring more original characters not seen in Season 1 if the series is able to get a renewal for Season 2 at Disney +.
“We had to compress everything into one reunion episode this time around. We need season 2 because we need to talk about Charlie! And Charlie’s mother, Casey [Heidi Kling]! And what happened to the Bash Brothers and Julie ‘The Cat’ Gaffney [Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine]. We have stories and things that we want to explore, and I’m happy to leave all avenues open. It was a real headache and COVID added a whole other layer, but the extent to which it happened is amazing to me. It wasn’t easy, so I’m glad it could have happened. “
Expanding more on Charlie Conway, the character of Joshua Jackson, Brill also explained why Jackson couldn’t show up for season 1. Yet if season 2 is made, Brill really wants to see that character again to see where Charlie is. these days.
“With Josh, we’ve always talked about when we’re going to bring him back, we’re going to bring him back in a very substantial way. COVID has made it difficult. In fact, he just had a baby in the middle of it and the idea of his appearance was neither practical nor possible. And then the idea that we could then explore that story downstream was something we wanted to preserve. “
“Josh Jackson’s Charlie Conway was a big part of all of this and people want to know and Josh has obviously been an incredibly successful actor and personality for the past 30 years. I think it would be great to bring him intimately into it. the second season. “
Another popular character that many fans want to see again is goalie Greg Goldberg, played by Shaun Weiss in the Mighty ducks trilogy. Unfortunately, times have been tough for Weiss in recent years. Last year he was arrested on suspicion of burglary while under the influence of methamphetamine. In January, the former child star celebrated a year of sobriety and looked much happier and healthier. His personal issues may have reduced his chances of returning as Goldberg in Season 1, but Since Weiss has changed his life, he may be able to enter Season 2. This news comes to us from Weekly entertainment.
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