'D2: The Mighty Ducks' Cast Reunites After 20 Years
By Antoinette Bueno
Ducks fly together, indeed!
Cast members from the 1994 classic D2: The Mighty Ducks reunited Sunday, September 21, to celebrate the film's 20th anniversary, and thankfully, actress Marguerite Moreau (Connie) and her husband Christopher Redman let everyone in on the fun on Instagram.
Though Joshua Jackson and Emilio Estevez were noticeably absent from the festivities, key cast members were present including Sandlot actor Mike Vitar (who played Luis Mendoza in the film), Garette Ratliff Henson (Guy Germaine), Moreau, Vincent LaRusso (Adam Banks), Aaron Lohr (Dean Portman) and Scott Whyte, who played their memorable rival Gunnar Stahl (the captain for the Iceland team).
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 today. The highly successful sequel sees Estevez coaching Team USA Hockey for the Junior Goodwill Games in California, and adding new team members such as Vitar and SNL star Kenan Thompson.
Of course, Moreau had to take a picture with her love-interest in the Mighty Ducks films, Henson.
"Just saying.... #nofilter #connieandguy #mightyducks #20yearreunion," she wrote.
... The two still make quite the attractive couple, no?
Another eyebrow-raising pic was one of Shaun Weiss -- who played scene-stealing goalie Greg Goldberg -- who clearly shed more than a few pounds!
"Boys grow up to be men #Goldberg #mightyducks #20yearreunion," she wrote.
Redman also posted this one of Moreau with Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine, a.k.a. Julie "The Cat" Gaffney.
"Connie and The Cat #mightyducks reunion," he wrote.
But of course, no Mighty Ducks reunion would be complete without the Flying V.
Joshua Jackson surprisingly told Time in June that he absolutely thought a fourth Mighty Ducks film "should happen."
"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."