Emilio Estevez talks returning to 'Mighty Ducks': People want "comfort food"

Emilio Estevez reprises his role as hockey coach Gordon Bombay in The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, a new Disney+ series based on the popular 90s film franchise. Estevez recently spoke with Yahoo Entertainment about what led him back to the Ducks.

In 1996, after the second sequel, D3: The Mighty Ducks, Estevez left mainstream movies to direct and act in some indie projects of his own. Now, he says, given the uncertain times we are living in, was the right time for the story to continue.

"People are feeling nostalgia for very different reasons ... the country has suffered incredible, painful loss," he said. "And I think people want to tuck into something that feels familiar, that feels like comfort food."

Watch more from Estevez in the video interview above.