OG Quackolyte and Gold Derby senior editor Joyce Eng joins the crew to talk about Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Season 2, whether there will be a Season 3, and if we could truly acquire the rights to the trilogy and TV series.
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What Joyce had to say about Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Season 3
Joyce: “(Disney CEO) Bob Iger’s job now is to make streaming profitable again for them and I don’t think keeping Ducks might be the answer for them. Not unless they’re going to cut the budget basically again and make drastic changes. I feel like it’s probably not going to come back for a third season. I don’t think that’s surprising for anyone.
“We watched this season. Even the storylines for this season, I think it feels kind of finite. … Even the finale it felt like it was written to double as the series finale.”
What Disney and those involved have to say
We reached to Mighty Ducks creator Steve Brill, who was an executive producer on Mighty Ducks: Game Changers and was still very much involved. In January he declined to really comment, saying he didn’t have any news.
The Quack Attack also reached out to Disney in February. They didn’t respond to a request for comment on whether there would be another season
Where it all stands now
While it hasn’t been officially cancelled it’s not looking good for the series to return.
“I think it’s better not to expect a Season 3 and then if it happens, it will feel good.” Joyce told us. “But I don’t think it will.”
The chances are obviously higher if Emilio Estevez agrees to comes back to the show or Joshua Jackson agrees to come in as a series regular where he reprises his role as Charlie Conway, but it might be too late for that.
“I don’t know if it’s a priority for Disney to save the show,” Joyce said. “They might just quietly cancel it and then down the line they’ll be like, ‘Oh we need more content. Call up Josh and Emilio. Are you interested?”
Could there be another Mighty Ducks movie instead?
One of the other things floated on the podcast: a cancellation of the show but a wrap-up movie a few years down the line. A one-time commitment to a movie is easier to handle for people busy actors like Joshua Jackson and Kenan Thompson (a.k.a. Russ Tyler) and then we could get
Joyce mentioned that as a real possibility but nothing is currently on the horizon there. We’ll have to wait a few years at the very least.
Right now, it looks like our time with the Ducks might be coming to an end.
Other Show Notes
Executive producers: Elsie Barnett, Bryan Berg, Alex Ybarra, Josh Luecht, Bobby Lemaire, Rabbi Lex Rofeberg, Aaron Davis, Ed Scimia, Alex Vlahos, Joyce Eng, Matt Holtwick, and Nurul Azam.
Producers: Deborah Chen, Jeremiah Bersche, Adam Ferry, Jarrod Beasley, Lisa Wobig, Anthony Gioffre, Jeff Fantus, Stevie Yanks, J.D. Youngblood, Chris Garland, Sarah Mihalopoulos, Dave Dang, Wayne Perkins, Matt Hoover, Joshua Pellowski, Uche Egbuchulam and Mary Yang.
Thanks to Joyce for coming on. She’s always way more generous than she has to be. Follow her on Twitter: @joyceeng61. She also won our very first #QuackQuestion of the Year Award way back in 2015.
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