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By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com
"Quack. Quack, Quack!"
If you spent a good portion of your formative years during the 1990s, The Mighty Ducks were likely a big presence in your life, as they were in mine.
The trilogy of Mighty Ducks films, the first of which debuted in 1992, grossed approximately $119.2 million domestically and became one of Disney's most successful trilogies. Following the Ducks from their PeeWee years, on to the competitive national team and ultimately back to Eden Hall Academy for high school, Charlie Conway, Adam Banks and Gordon Bombay became as much a part of my family as Mary Tyler Moore and the Brady Bunch were for my parents.
2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of the release of D2: The Mighty Ducks and Time Magazine got a good deal of the cast together for an interview. While the lengthy article (totally worth the read) touched on many subjects, maybe the most interesting came in the final few paragraphs where one of the film's stars Joshua Jackson (Charlie Conway) and Jordan Kerner (Producer) discussed the possibility of a fourth installment in the movie series.
"I feel like a fourth film should happen," Joshua Jackson told Time. "If there was space for any of the original kids to come back and have a role, I would be surprised that anybody didn't want to do it. The next generation should have its own version."
In the same article, Jordan Kerner admitted he had pitched a theatrical play entitled That Championship Season a dark comedy in which the players would be re-gathered around the death of Gordon Bombay remembering all the good times they had together.
While that idea didn't seem to have any legs, he did admit that there have been conversations between the production team and Disney exploring the idea of a rebirth for the series.
"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 with possibly one or two of the guys who are now in their thirties as the coaches," Kerner explained. "You could have a few more of them be their friends in their lives and having the kids come back. I've been pitched a story two or three times. It hasn't been the right story yet, but the idea of doing something that is sometime Steve [Brill] (writer) 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.' And that's something that we've been all thinking about independently and I think that we may be coming closer to having the right idea for that."
As mentioned above, as it stands, there is nothing on the books for a fourth film, but if it did come to fruition HOW FREAKING AWESOME WOULD THAT BE?!?!