It’s been nearly 14 years since Disney released the fantasy comedy Enchanted, taking a meta approach to their animated fairytales with Amy Adams playing a naive cartoon princess lost in the bustling metropolis of New York as a flesh-and-blood person. The sequel Disenchanted has been in the works for quite some time, and it’s finally coming to fruition with the original cast returning. But they’ll also be joined by some new faces too, starting with former Saturday Night Live star Maya Rudolph playing the movie’s big bad. Read More »
How do you know that the Enchanted sequel is moving along smoothly? With the confirmation that 90% of the main cast are back in Disenchanted. James Marsden and Idina Menzel, who played the prince of Andalasia and his new bride from New York City, respectively, are both confirmed to be reprising their roles in Disenchanted, joining Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey.
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In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Will John Rhys-Davies reprise his role as Sallah in Indiana Jones 5?
- Disenchanted has recruited another star from the first film to come back
- Doug Liman gives a fresh update on Edge of Tomorrow 2
- Vanessa Kirby talks Mission: Impossible 7
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In case you spent all day yesterday on the Moon, in a cave, with your fingers in your ears, Disney hosted a massive Investor Day presentation where they laid out plans for all sorts of future films and TV shows. It was kind of like Comic-Con, but all Disney, all the time, and with a lot more talk about stock options. We here at /Film covered the biggest of the big news yesterday, but there were still plenty of odds and ends left to round-up.
So gather round, children, and allow me to tell you the tale of the future Disney has in store for all of us. As a wise man once said, we are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives.
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Alan Menken, the legendary composer who is responsible for providing the scores for several Disney animated classics, was hard at work on the studio’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid when the coronavirus ground Hollywood to a halt. And while we already knew that the new movie would feature new music, we weren’t sure about exactly how much to expect. But now we know: the ebullient composer recently revealed that there will be four new songs for the film.
Read on for his exact quotes, plus news about Disenchanted, Hercules, and more. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 15th, 2018 by Fred Topel
Adam Shankman was on a Television Critics Association panel for Step Up: High Water, the YouTube Red series he is producing based on the Step Up films. After the panel, he spoke with /Film about the sequel to Enchanted. Shankman is set to direct the film, which is titled Disenchanted.
“We are handing in a script in a couple weeks that I’m super happy with,” Shankman said. “Then gotta get the music written.”
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Posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 by Angie Han
Before there were live-action remakes of Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast and every other fairy tale in the Disney stable, there was Enchanted. The 2007 film was an affectionate sendup of Disney’s animated catalogue, plucking a stereotypical Disney cartoon princess played by Amy Adams and dropping her in the real world. The film was a huge hit, so naturally it wasn’t long before speculation began swirling about a possible sequel.
But it’s been a while since we’ve had any real updates on that front, which is why we’re intrigued to see that today, the sequel has finally taken a big step forward. Adam Shankman, the director behind Hairspray and Rock of Ages, is now in talks to direct the Enchanted sequel, which is now going by the title Disenchanted. Adams is expected to return as Giselle. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Disney has been trying to get an Enchanted sequel off the ground for some time now, and eight years after the original film opened they still don’t have much to show for it. But a new report assures us that not only is it starting to pick up, it’s got a new working title. Find out what the Enchanted sequel title is, and get the latest update on the film, after the jump. Read More »