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‘Enchanted 2’ Or ‘Disenchanted’ Release Date, Cast, and News

( [email protected] ) Oct 07, 2016 11:24 AM EDT
You might remember Disney's hit film from 2007 Enchanted, which was a hit a half a decade before Frozen.  Since there is a Frozen 2 on the way, one would think that Disney would have made a sequel to Enchanted by now.  As it was, it is one of those sequels that is stuck in "development hell", but it looks like Enchanted 2 will be happening, with a title of Disenchanted.
"Enchanted" will get its sequel with "Disenchanted" Collider

You might remember Disney's hit film from 2007 Enchanted, which was a hit a half a decade before Frozen.  Since there is a Frozen 2 on the way, one would think that Disney would have made a sequel to Enchanted by now.  As it was, it is one of those sequels that is stuck in "development hell", but it looks like Enchanted 2 will be happening, with a title of Disenchanted

There is a report form Cinemablend that Adam Shakman, the director of Hairspray, is slated to helm Disenchanted.  At first, it looked like Step Up's Anne Fletcher was set to direct, but it looks like things are going differently. 

It should be noted that both to these actors have directed films with music and dance.  The first film had its own set of song and dance routines, but it would be interesting if they attempted to step it up a notch. 

There is a summary of this film that says it is set ten years after the first movie, with Giselle questioning her "happily ever after life".  This leads to the lives of Giselle's friends "being turned upside down". 

If you don't recall the first film, Giselle was played by now A-List Amy Adams, playing a Disney princess in an animated world of Andalasia who is transported to the real world of New York City.  She is transported there by Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon), who eventually comes after Giselle.  Also along for that ride was James Marsden as Prince Edward, who is a typical Disney Prince who also has an interesting time adjusting to the real world. 

Oh yes, Giselle married Robert (Patrick Dempsey) and then stayed in the real world.  So if it is ten years later, that means that her stepdaughter Morgan (Rachel Covey) is going to be full grown.  That's got to be what is turning her world upside down, really. 

By the way, Amy Adams is going to be back as Giselle, so one would imagine that Patrick Dempsey would have to return, unless they got divorced.  He was a divorce attorney in the first movie, so...yeah, I can see why Giselle's world is turning upside down. 

This is one of those times where everyone really saw a sequel coming, but after the happy ever after in the first film, wouldn't that kind of disavow the first film?  Then again, it is called Disenchanted

There really is very little else revealed about this sequel, and there is not even an exact release date except sometime in 2018.  That is kind of like Frozen 2, and it probably wouldn't be a good idea to release these two movies at the same time.  After all, Frozen is pure Disney Princess magic (although it does make fun of the "love at first sight" trope, just like Enchanted), while Enchanted really deconstructed Disney Princess and animated films.