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Maya Rudolph Will Play the Villain in the ‘Enchanted’ Sequel

Do you knowwww…when the Enchanted sequel—which isn’t called Enchanted 2, BTW—will be out? Unfortunately, none of us does. The release date hasn’t been confirmed, but we do know that key members of the original cast are returning. 

The original live-action fairy tale followed Amy Adams as Giselle, a cartoon princess who wants nothing more than to marry her prince (James Marsden) and live happily ever after. But she gets sent to real-world New York by a wicked queen (Susan Sarandon), where she falls for a cynical, single-dad divorce attorney (Patrick Dempsey). Featuring cameos from the voices of Disney princesses past, the hybrid live-action-animated Enchanted marked a turning point for Disney. (YouTuber Lindsay Ellis has a great explainer on Disney’s evolving approach to reevaluating its old material.) Enchanted is also remembered as the musical that cast Broadway titan Idina Menzel but didn’t have her sing. Yes!

In the years since, Enchanted‘s reputation has grown alongside Amy Adams’s star power, with many fans clamoring for a sequel. And it looks like our wish is finally coming true. Here’s everything we know so far about the Enchanted sequel:

It’s not called Enchanted 2.

At the end of 2020, Disney confirmed that Disenchanted (the actual title) is in the works. It will stream on Disney+. 

Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey are both returning.

Robert is back! Dempsey told Good Morning America in January 2021 that he “just got this script for the second movie, and then I’m starting to go through and get notes together.” He added that they hope to start shooting in the spring, if coronavirus guidelines allow. 

Obviously, Amy Adams will star; Disney couldn’t make another Enchanted movie without her. We’re pretty sure that would be a felony.

In fact, Dempsey will sing!

On April 26, Dempsey revealed to Variety that he will “get to sing and dance” in the film. “I will be singing for the first time. I’ve never ever sung publicly — for a reason. So bear with me. I hope the fans embrace it. But 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,” he said.

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