After a bleak past year we are all in need of some enchantment in our lives but don’t worry, Disney of course have got us covered.
We have all been patiently waiting but finally the Enchanted sequel is approaching, beautifully titled Disenchanted.
A sequel to the hit 2007 fish-out-of-water fairy-tale was first announced over a decade ago with Disney initially planning for a 2011 release.
News on the follow-up film then went quiet until 2016 when it was announced that Adam Shankman would be directing the movie, revealed to be titled Disenchanted, with production due to start in 2017.
Development then slowed down again but finally, FINALLY, we will soon be back in Princess Giselle’s world as the ball is now rolling with Disenchanted.
Here’s everything we know so far about the highly anticipated Enchanted sequel.
What is Disenchanted about?
Plot details about the sequel are currently shrouded in secrecy, but we do know that it will be set ten years after the end of the first movie, with Giselle doubting her happiness.
The brief description released reads: “Ten years after her happily ever after, Giselle questions her happiness, inadvertently turning the lives of those in the real world and Andalasia upside down in the process.”
If you recall, Enchanted ended with Giselle and Robert in love together in New York City, whilst Nancy and Prince Edward went to the fictional world of Andalasia to live out their happily ever after. It appears then all of this will be turned upside down!
We also know that just like with the original film, there will be plenty of singing in Disenchanted as well as animated sequences with part of the story taking place in Andalasia.
Who is in the Disenchanted cast?
Several of the original cast members of Enchanted are back for the sequel, including Amy Adams as Giselle and Patrick Dempsey as her partner Robert.
And this time we will hear Dempsey sing as he told Variety he will be singing for the first time on screen, and hopes fans like it!
He added: “They’ve set me up for success and the lyrics are really fun. The numbers have really great choreography. And the premise is going to be interesting.”
Also returning are James Marsden as Prince Edward and Idina Menzel as Nancy Tremaine.
There will be some new additions of course too, with Deadline revealing that Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) and Jayma Mays (Glee) have joined the cast of Disenchanted, allegedly playing villains.
We do not yet know whether Susan Sarandon, who played the evil Queen Narissa in the original, will be back for the sequel.
Given that Enchanted ended with her death it’s looking unlikely, but this is a Disney film and she’s from a fictional fairy-tale world so anything is possible.
Who is writing and directing Disenchanted?
Hairspray’s Adam Shankman is directing the film, whilst Once Upon A Time’s story editor Brigitte Hales is on board as writer.
Toy Story 2’s Rita Hsiao, Little Voice’s Jessie Nelson, Shrek 2’s J. David Stem and The Smurfs’ David N. Weiss are also working on the screenplay alongside Hales.
They are joined by Bill Kelly who wrote the first film.
Is there a Disenchanted trailer?
With filming yet to begin, there’s no trailer yet for Disenchanted. However, we will update this page as soon as there is one!
According to Deadline production is set to start later this spring, so hopefully it won’t be a long wait for the first look at the upcoming sequel.
When is the Disenchanted release date?
Although there isn’t a release date for Disenchanted yet, we do know that it will be hitting streaming service Disney+ exclusively, with Disney confirming the news at their Investor Day in December 2020.
It will likely be out at the end of 2022 at the earliest as filming is yet to begin. But at least we know it is happening!
Disenchanted will be coming soon to Disney+.
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