Emilio Estevez, star of the 1990s film franchise “We Are Champions”, and also the main protagonist of the Disney + series – “Turning the Game of Champions” -, will not return as trainer Gordon Bombay .
According to EW magazine (via Deadline), the actor will not participate in the 2nd season of the popular series, for allegedly not having confirmed whether he will comply with the obligation to be vaccinated against the Coronavirus.
According to the publication, Estevez’s sales team and ABC Signature (the division of Disney that produces the series) conducted weeks of negotiations regarding the new vaccination requirements. Without the supposed confirmation, the studio would have chosen to move forward without the actor.
The most recent regulations – which determine the safety rules inside film sets – are the result of an agreement between Hollywood studios and unions that protect the rights of professionals in the television and film industry. movie theater.
According to the document, all workers operating in zone A (which consists of members of the cast and the support team who may have direct contact with the actors) should be vaccinated.
Recall that Estevez is also one of the producers of the series. EW has not confirmed whether the actor will remain in this role – which would not require him to be vaccinated.
“Turning the Game of Champions,” a series based on the popular ’90s franchise “We Are Champions,” became an instant hit on Disney + in its first week of release.
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The series was created by Steven Brill, Josh Goldsmith, and Cathy Yuspa.
Now famous in its own division, the Might Ducks junior hockey team is very selective about who joins the team. After being kicked out of the team, a young boy named Evan, supported by his mother, forms a new team of underdogs with the help of original Ducks coach Gordon Bombay.
Emilio Estevez returns as Coach Gordon. The cast also includes Brady Noon, Swayam Bhatia, Taegen Burns, Julee Cerda, Bella Higginbotham, Lauren Graham.
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