It’s official, you guys, one of our all time favorite movies is getting a sequel — more than 13 years after it came out! Yep, we’re talking about Enchanted — the hilarious Disney flick which starred Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Idina Menzel and more. It was just announced that the highly anticipated second film, which is going to be called Disenchanted, has kicked off filming, and we couldn’t be more excited about it.
For those who forgot, the first movie came out on November 21, 2007. It was all about a girl named Giselle who accidentally escaped from her fairy-tale world into New York City, and boy, was she in for a shock. It quickly stole all of our hearts, so the fact that they’re making a sequel all these years later is the best news ever!
But wait, what will Disenchanted be about? Who is going to star in it? And will any of the OG cast members return for the second movie? Not to worry, you guys, because we rounded up all the details on it, including the cast, plot, release date and more. Here’s everything you need to know about Disney’s upcoming Enchanted sequel…
Who Is Going To Star In ‘Disenchanted?’
We have good news, people! Get this — almost all of the original stars have signed on for the second movie, including Adams, Dempsey, Menzel and Marsden. Unfortunately, Rachel Covey will not return as Morgan (Dempsey’s character’s daughter), but instead, Gabby Baldacchino has been recast for the role. Plus, Maya Rudolph, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jayma Mays, Kolton Stewart and Oscar Nuñez have all also joined the cast! Wow, talk about a dream team.
As for who the new stars will play, it’s still unclear, however Rudolph hinted on Twitter that she is going to appear as a villain.
“What’s a good fairy tale without a great villain? I’ll see you in Andalasia my pretties…” she wrote.
What’s a good fairy tale without a great villain? I’ll see you in Andalasia my pretties....— Maya Rudolph (@MayaRudolph) May 17, 2021
What Will It Be About?
Here’s an official synopsis for the film: “Disenchanted features the much-anticipated return of Giselle, the princess from the fairy-tale world of Andalasia banished to Manhattan who found her real Princess Charming in divorce lawyer Robert Philip. 15 years later, Giselle moves to the suburb of Monroeville with Robert and their teenage daughter Morgan, where she must juggle the challenges that come with a new home and discover what happily ever after truly means to her and her new family.” Ugh, we can’t wait to see how this plays out!
When Will It Come Out?
So unfortunately, there’s no release date for it just yet, but Disney did confirm that it’ll come out sometime in 2022. They also shared a sneak peak of the film while announcing that production had started (in Ireland!), and it made us even more pumped for the sequel — if that’s even possible.
#Disenchanted has started production! Directed by Adam Shankman, starring Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Idina Menzel, Maya Rudolph, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jayma Mays, Kolton Stewart, Oscar Nuñez & Gabby Baldacchino.— Disney (@Disney) May 17, 2021
#Disenchanted is streaming on @DisneyPlus in 2022! pic.twitter.com/kDmsfUNQXJ
Adam Shankman is set to direct and produce the movie, while Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz will write the music for it.
“Working again with Disney has been like coming home,” Shankman said in a statement. “With Amy and this extraordinary cast, Alan and Stephen’s mind blowing new score, and Barry and Disney’s support, I just hope to bring magic and joy to audiences around the world.”
“I guess dreams do come true…producing Enchanted was the most rewarding film experience I’ve ever had,” added producer Barry Josephson. “I’m so excited for Adam Shankman to begin filming Disenchanted. I want to thank everyone at Disney for supporting us all the way. Very special thanks to Amy Adams for deciding to play ‘Giselle,’ the character she created again! And we are so fortunate to have this incredible cast!”
What Other Disney Movies Do We Have To Look Forward To?
There’s actually a lot of new Disney movies and shows in the works at the moment. And the one we’re looking forward to most is probably the upcoming Percy Jackson series!
As fans know, the Percy Jackson movies came out in 2010 and 2013, and they quickly became two of the most beloved flicks of all time! The films (which starred Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson and more) were based off of a five-part book series written by Rick Riordan. Now, almost eight years later, Disney has announced that they are making a new spinoff based on the franchise, and it turns out, the new series won’t be a continuation of the movies, but instead, it will retell the original story.
“Hey Percy Jackson fans, for the past decade, you’ve worked hard to champion a faithful on-screen adaptation of Percy Jackson’s world,” the author wrote on Twitter last year. “Some of you have even suggested it would be a good series for Disney+. We couldn’t agree more! We can’t say much more at this stage but we are very excited about the idea of a live-action series of the highest quality, following the storyline of the original Percy Jackson five-book series, starting with The Lightning Thief in Season 1. Rest assured that [my wife] Becky and I will be involved in-person at every step of the show. There will be much more news in the future, but for now, we have a lot of work to do! Buckle up, demigods. It’s going to a fantastic, exciting ride!”
Disney is also working on a live-action remake of Peter Pan, and the network has reportedly cast Yara Shahidi as Tinker Bell. According to Deadline, the Grown-ish star was officially chosen to play the fairy that we all know and love, making her the first person of color to ever portray the traditionally-white character. Plus, Jude Law (who fans may recognize from his roles in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Sherlock Holmes, A Series of Unfortunate Events and more) will reportedly play Captain Hook! Alexander Molony (who made his acting debut in 2017 and has starred in TV shows like The Reluctant Landlord and Claude) is going to star as the boy who doesn’t want to grow up, and Ever Anderson (who briefly appeared in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, but hasn’t acted in anything else) is set to play Wendy.
There’s also a live-action remake of The Little Mermaid coming soon, and we can’t wait! Halle Bailey is going to play the red-haired mermaid, plus, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, Javier Bardem, Melissa McCarthy and Jonah Hauer-King are also set to star in it. Harry Styles was originally being eyed for the role of Prince Eric, but he ultimately turned it down to focus on his music.
Apparently, Disney is also making a Pirates of the Caribbean prequel that’s going to star Zac Efron! Some reports have claimed that the High School Musical alum is going to play Captain Jack Sparrow when he was younger, and we are freaking out over this!
They’re also reportedly working on eight new Star Wars TV shows and one new Star Wars movie, tons more Marvel movies, Indiana Jones 5, a prequel to Toy Story called Lightyear, a Moana and Princess and the Frog spinoff series, called Tiana and Moana a live-action remake of Pinocchio and so much more. Wow, there’s honestly so many things to be excited about!