They took down the Hawks, won a gold medal at the Junior Goodwill Games, and humbled the powerful Eden Hall Academy varsity. Honestly, what mountains are left for the Mighty Ducks to climb?
We’re not sure, but we may be about to find out.
In an absolutely riveting oral history of the trilogy, star Joshua Jackson had this to say about a potential sequel:
“I feel like a fourth film should happen, and if there was space for any of the original kids that 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. Not that we need to come back as adults, but I hope my kids grow up and play pickup hockey and I hope that they have their own movies like my generation had those movies. In that way, yeah, of course, I'd be a part of something like that.”
Please please please let this happen. While the same article offers up a suggested movie from producer Jordan Kerner, we think we have a better idea:
Obviously, the entire main cast has to come back. Gordon Bombay is an NHL assistant coach for the Minnesota Wild, Charlie Conway runs a diner with his mom, Adam Banks is a douchey investment banker, Julie “the Cat” Gaffney is a former Olympian, Goldberg was a contestant on The Biggest Loser, Averman is a ventriloquist on cruise ships, Fulton Reid is a vagrant, etc.
Anyway, they all find their way back to Minnesota and reform the Ducks as a beer league hockey team. Drunken antics ensue, and along the way they spark up a rivalry with a (fictional) AHL hockey team. They prank them, the pros try to prank them back but fail, there's a bar fight somewhere in there, and there's probably a romance or two as well.
Somehow, the two teams meet in a winner-take-all game in which the victor becomes a part of the AHL the following season. The Ducks win, go camping, eat smores, etc. Roll credits.
We ask…who isn’t going to see that movie?