Nonetheless, it serves as a reason for them to reconnect with Coach Bombay (Emilio Estevez), who they all haven’t seen for quite some time.
That part somewhat mirrors real life in that Estevez has been unable to attend various reunions of the cast that have happened over the years, Brill said. But that changed in a special moment on set.
“He was Coach Bombay to them, and they were very close, all the actors,” Brill said. “So it was very emotional to see them together. And it was Emilio [who] gesê, ‘Why don’t we just wait until it’s on the ice?’ because they had to practice skating, and we weren’t able to have dinners or anything because of Covid. I’m sure it would have been different, but because of Covid, the one time everyone was going to be together for the first time was everyone getting back on the ice skating together, including Emilio.”
Brill captured some of the moment on film.
“It was coach Bombay reuniting with these kids,” hy het gesê. “They’re grown people — 40-year-olds that haven’t seen Emilio in 20 years or so. It was very, very cool.”
With one successful reunion in the net, Brill hopes to bring back more faces from “Mighty Ducks” past if the show gets picked up for a second season, including Joshua Jackson and Kenan Thompson, both of whom were unavailable this time around. (Disney had not officially renewed the series. Streaming series are usually evaluated on a number of criteria, including things like rate of completion and same-day streams.)
“Josh had a child when this happened, on top of everything else, so it sort of made it a non-issue for him coming up. Ook, I originally, jare terug, discussed with Josh being a big part of this show as Charlie, and I want to leave that on the table,” hy het gesê. “I think there’s a whole season of storylines with Josh, if we’re able to make that happen schedule-wise.”
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“It’d be fun if I could get him next season and put him on skates,” Brill said. “I know he’s a California boy, so he probably doesn’t skate, but that would be awesome.”
So would mixing his “Mighty Ducks” en “Heavyweights” universes, hy het gesê. (Alhoewel, he acknowledged, Thompson and Shaun Weiss appeared in both the “Mighty Ducks” films and “Heavyweights.”)
“What about bringing Lars (Tom Hodges) back as a coach for a team? All of a sudden you look over and Lars is a coach of one of the Minnesota teams or something,” hy het gesê “There’s this connection between Scott Whyte, who was Gunnar on [die] Ysland [team in ‘D2’], and then in ‘Ducks’ 3, we liked the person so much, we just made him a new character. There’s no rules! We can bring back an actor, and I’ll give them a new role. But if we want to bring an Iceland goon back or the actual actors, that’s a really good idea. That’s what season twos are for.”