It’s official, two of Disney’s classic films from the ’90s are being rebooted! Yep, that’s right, new versions of both The Mighty Ducks and Honey, I Shrunk The Kids are coming very soon.
According to Variety, streaming service Disney+ ordered a new, 10-episode series for The Mighty Ducks with Gilmore Girls alum Lauren Graham to star as Alex with 12-year-old actor Brady Noon to play her son Evan. Set in Minnesota — just like the original three films — this reimagined version of The Mighty Ducks will follow Alex and Evan as they “set out to build their own ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports.”
Brady celebrated this major announcement on Instagram. The young star posted a photo of himself wearing hockey gear while on the ice on Wednesday, February 12, along with the caption, “Having a blast working on my new project!!!”
Lauren also expressed her excitement about the project on Twitter.
“This show is funny and warm-hearted and I’m so proud to be a part of it!” she wrote.
That’s not all! Along with their major The Mighty Ducks announcement, Disney also announced its upcoming film Shrunk, the forth movie in their Honey, I Shrunk The Kids franchise. For the first time since 1997, Hollywood legend Rick Moranis will reprise his iconic film role as Wayne Szalinski — the scientist who accidentally shrunk his children in the first film.
As fans know, in the second film, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, Wayne made one of his children bigger than the rest and in the third movie, Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves!, he accidentally shrunk himself and his wife.
Although plot details about the upcoming Shrunk are being kept under wraps for now, it was also reported by Deadline that Frozen star Josh Gad would be taking on the role of Wayne’s son, who is also a scientist, in the film.
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