Joshua Jackson: A 'Mighty Ducks 4' Should Happen
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
June 10, 2014
Is the beloved Mighty Ducks franchise getting a fourth film?!
If Joshua Jackson has anything to do with it, definitely.
In a new interview with Time to celebrate D2: The Mighty Ducks' 20th anniversary, Jackson said that he would definitely come back to his breakout role as Charlie Conway.
"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," he said. "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."
The Mighty Ducks -- which tells the story of a self-centered lawyer (Emilio Estevez) sentenced to community service coaching a youth hockey team -- was a surprise hit in 1992, and spawned a trilogy that still holds a special place in pop culture.
According to Jackson, now 35, he still takes plenty of jokes about the film today.
"I play in a men's league here in L.A. and I still get that stuff all the time," he said. "It's hockey. If you're not talking s**t, you're not really playing."
Though he looks back at his time filming Mighty Ducks with a lot of fondness.
" ... It was such an innocent time in my life as well. I was 13 years old. I had no idea what I was doing," he reminisced. "I was suddenly in hockey bootcamp in Minnesota with a group of kids that I didn’t know and trying to figure out that now, all of a sudden, I was a special actor. I just really have very, very fond memories of the whole experience."