The Real Reason Emilio Estevez Isn’t Returning for Mighty Ducks Season 2

The Mighty Ducks franchise will go on without Gordon Bombay, this decision has confused me. The franchise’s lead actor will not appear in the second season of “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” on Disney+.

Emilio Estevez played Gordon Bombay, the coach of the junior hockey team, in the 1992 film on which the series is based. He returned for sequels in 1994 and 1996 and reprised the role in the first season of the Disney+ series, which began in March 2021.

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The Rationale Behind This Decision

According to Deadline, Estevez was booted from Disney Television Studios’ ABC Signature following weeks of back and forth with his staff over the show’s COVID-19 immunization mandate.

The studio and Estevez’s representatives both declined to respond. For Season 2, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, like many other Disney TV Studios productions, has implemented a required vaccination policy for the cast and crew in Zone A, as well as the actors and anyone close to them.

The reason is very simple, to safeguard the team by following proper covid mandate protocols. According to sources, Estevez has refused to give any assurances that he will follow the new strategy.

Due to a dispute between the studio and the actor’s team, while Season 2 scripts were being produced and production loomed, the studio was forced to decide to move through without him.

In Season 1 of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, Estevez starred opposite Lauren Graham and Brady Noon.

The story takes place in modern-day Minnesota and depicts the Mighty Ducks, who are no longer the defending champs they once were, but rather a fiercely professional and efficient minor hockey club.

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Release Date: Mighty Duck Season 2

Release date of The Mighty Ducks Season 2: Game Changers has yet to be confirmed, although it will most likely be released in the summer of 2022.

Because the first season of The Mighty Ducks: Season 1 ended on August 2, we assumed the second season of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers would premiere in 2022. 

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According to our sources, Season 2 will begin production in early 2022. Between September and December 2020, the first season was filmed. Post-production editing took only a few weeks after the series broadcast in March 2021.

Therefore, if The Mighty Ducks: Game Change Stage 2 takes a similar schedule, the series could wrap up in the spring of 2022, and the release date might be just as soon as the summer of 2022. We will keep updating the space as anything official comes out.

Cast: Mighty Duck Season 2

It is expected that major characters would return to the cast of season 2. Brady Noon will play Evan, Lauren Graham will play Evan’s mother Alex. Now it is obvious that Emilio Estevez will not play Gordon Bombay, so the makers will bring some other cast to the show.

Maxwell Simkins as Nick, Swayam Bhatia as Sofi, and Bella Higginbotham as Lauren are among the young stars who still have a good chance of a comeback.

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Plot: Mighty Duck Season 2

The official synopsis for the drama is not out yet. Despite the excellent finale to Season 1, Season 2 of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers is yet to be explored. The Don’t Bother were eliminated from the state championship sports final due to Sofi’s injury.

However, they chose the Ducks and won a side bet on the team’s name. Sofi switched allegiances from the Mighty Ducks to the Don’t Bothers as the season proceeded, and she became closer to Evan.

“I think what’s so amazing is that there are these close friends and it just builds throughout the season,” Bhatia said.

In season 1, The Mighty Ducks Story: Game Changers we witnessed a documentary on the Mighty Ducks’ history. The members of the squad are chosen by their junior team.

After being cut and informed it was a waste of time, Evan Morrow, then 12-years-old, built a new team of underdogs with the help of Gordon Bombay, the original Ducks coach, who is now the lame owner of an ice rink, on his mother’s recommendation.

It is expected that in season 2, it will be explored in the same way but with many changes to add on more entertainment slices.

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Trailer: Mighty Duck Season 2

As of now, the trailer is not out. It is expected that the trailer for The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Season 2 will be released in the early months of 2022, shortly before the film’s official release date.

In the meantime, check out the first season trailer for The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers and get some roller coaster rides of entertainment. If you have not seen the series yet, give it a sure-shot watch.


Jacqueline Mitchell
Jacqueline Mitchell
Jacqueline is Entertainment Reporter at OSN.