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Emilio Estevez out of ‘Mighty Ducks’ spinoff over COVID-19 vax mandate: Report

Emilio Estevez out of ‘Mighty Ducks’ spinoff over COVID-19
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Emilio Estevez won’t return to “The Mighty Ducks” franchise series after being told he needed to be vaccinated against COVID-19, a report said Friday.

The star of the beloved “The Mighty Ducks” films will not be brought back as Coach Gordon Bombay in the second season of Disney+’s revival show “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers,” according to Deadline.

The Golden Globe-nominated actor reportedly refused to confirm he would comply with the show’s vaccination policy.

Disney TV Studios had required the series’ primary cast and crew to be inoculated against the virus, and decided not to pick up Estevez’s option for its second season when he did not assure the company he would fall in line, the outlet reported.

Emilio Estevez refused to confirm he would comply with the show’s COVID vaccination policy.
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Disney TV Studios required the series' primary cast and crew to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but they decided not to pick up Emilio Estevez's option for its second season.
Disney TV Studios required the series’ primary cast and crew to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but they decided not to pick up Emilio Estevez’s option for its second season.
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However, sources close to the 59-year-old, who also served as an executive producer on the show, suggested that creative differences might have been a factor in the power play, according to the report.

Reps for the actor and the studio producing the show, Disney Television Studios’ ABC Signature, declined to comment to Deadline.

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Estevez, a Staten Island native, is Martin Sheen‘s son and Charlie Sheen‘s older brother.

 Emilio Estevez suggested that creative differences might have been a factor in the power play, according to the report.
Emilio Estevez suggested that creative differences might have been a factor in the power play, according to the report.
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