Emilio Estevez 'not returning' to The Mighty Ducks due to Disney's COVID-19 vaccine mandate


Emilio Estevez ‘not returning’ to The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers due to Disney’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate


Emilio Estevez is reportedly ‘not returning’ to The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers due to Disney’s strict COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cast and crew. 

The 59-year-old actor, who first starred in the franchise as coach Gordon Bombay in the 1992 hockey flick The Mighty Ducks, left the the Disney+ series because of disagreements over the show’s vaccine requirements.

‘Disney Television Studios’ ABC Signature, which produces the hockey-themed sequel series, made the decision not to pick up Estevez’s option for Season 2 after weeks of back and forth with his team over the show’s Covid vaccination requirement,’ according to Deadline.

Stepping back: Emilio Estevez is reportedly 'not returning' to The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers due to Disney's strict COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cast and crew; seen in 2019

Stepping back: Emilio Estevez is reportedly ‘not returning’ to The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers due to Disney’s strict COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cast and crew; seen in 2019

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