The Mighty Ducks franchise creator Steve Brill has shared his ideas for a potential season 2 for Disney+’s The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, how many seasons the show may last, and his dream of The Mighty Ducks: The Musical.
Speaking to Collider, Brill shed some light on his and the team’s long-term plan for the series, which unfortunately has been altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Yeah, we have a plan. We have many plans,” Brill said. “As we’ve learned from this last year, you can’t make plans. I would have loved for the second season to be in Europe, playing an international tournament, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. But there are many plans. All of the characters would be back and Lauren Graham would fully be a lead figure.
“To explore her character would be endlessly fun, and her with Gordon Bombay, and then each individual kid and the story of the team and what the next step would be. We’ve got it all laid out. And then, we’d also bring back people, and wrap up storylines and re-explore storylines from the movies, like I talked about with Josh and Kenan. So, we have a lot to do.”
As for how many seasons Brill thinks it would take to tell the story he is wanting to tell, he says that it’s up to those who know TV better than he does.
“Josh [Goldsmith] and Cathy [Yuspaalso] come from television, so they understand what a season is. I look at it like a movie. This first season feels like Ducks 1. To me, the next season instinctively should feel like Ducks 2, which took the kids to a new environment. You have to move the characters along, as a group, into some new things, so that’s what I’m thinking about and that’s what we’re thinking of about,” Brill said.
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As for the previously mentioned musical, Brill explained that, since he couldn’t “crack any stories in the 2000s’ for a fourth Mighty Ducks film, he turned his focus to Broadway.
“I thought about doing a Broadway musical,” Brill revealed. “That was my big thought, about how fun it would be to do The Mighty Ducks: The Musical, and do a Disney Beauty and the Beast type of production with kids on ice on Broadway and with songs. If they can do Spider-Man, then you can do The Mighty Ducks, so I was thinking about that.
“I’m not off of this idea. Back in the ‘80s, there was a musical called Starlight Express, that Andrew Lloyd Weber did, where it was people on roller skates in the round. I remember going, ‘We could have kids skate, or use roller blades that look like skates, and it could be really cool to watch visually, like a dance. Like West Side Story, we could do Sharks and Jets types of showdowns and songs. Why not?'”
In our review of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’ series premiere, we said that it is “is a charming, if not predictable, return to cinema’s most iconic youth hockey team. “
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