Mike, Tommy and Kevin call an emergency pod to discuss the rumor that Emilio Estevez is signed to be in the Mighty Ducks TV series. Recording via cell phone (sorry for the not-so-great audio), they take a look at where the rumor started, whether it has any merit and reveal Steve Brill has to say about it.
Here is the link to theilluminerdi.com story.
This is the tweet that went nuts on Twitter. It has more than 5,000 likes:
Emilio Estevez will reprise his role as Gordon Bombay in #DisneyPlus’ 'THE MIGHTY DUCKS' series! pic.twitter.com/FBEdg0BUVH— Disney+ Updates (@moredisneyplus) January 28, 2020
This is the description on the Disney+ Updates Twitter account: I operate only as an update account. I don’t work w/ Disney or any of the studios and news shared will be provided w/ credit. I don’t own any of the info shared.
Via The Wayback Machine, this was The Illuminerdi website on June 8. (Mike said July but it was actually captured in June.)
The Illuminerdi said on Dec. 26, 2019 that they had an exclusive that Watchmen’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was to play a young Morpheus in The Matrix 4. Variety reported in October that Abdul-Mateen had landed a lead role back in October. Variety speculated that it could be young Morpheus but nothing was confirmed. The Illuminerdi’s “Exclusive” was essentially that it was indeed the role Abdul-Mateen was playing. This is not a long stretch, and wouldn’t be a bad educated guess. Their article makes zero mention of any sourcing.
Again, Steve Brill said he could neither “confirm nor deny…yet” and, “honestly it is still up in the air.”
Further down in the original Illuminerdi post, there is this line:
Take a look at some of the character breakdowns below, with others available as well:
That link takes you to a Screen Rant article which links back to The Illuminerdi.
Screen Rant has thousands of followers but also has it’s own verification issues as it’s goal is to collect any and all rumors about what’s going on.