Return to Andalasia with ‘Enchanted 2’: All the deets about the sequel
The 2007 film Enchanted is, perhaps, one of the best examples of a live-action Disney movie. Sure, Giselle (Amy Adams) was not a princess from a familiar fairytale. What worked was the tongue-in-cheek nature of the jokes, the sheer joy of the performances, and just how plain fun everything was. Enchanted is just a movie made to make you feel good and, maybe, believe in fairytales again.
Sure, Enchanted is a satire on Disney princesses, but it was a smart satire that clearly loved the subject it was satirizing. There have always been rumors, of course, of a sequel to Enchanted. There’s a fondness for it that has carried through the corners of the Internet. It was just never the right time or the rumors were just brushed off as rumors. Plus Amy Adams was catapulted into A-list status, partially thanks to her role in the film.
Yesterday, amidst the buckets and buckets of news from Disney Investor Day, fans of the film finally got the confirmation that they were looking for: Enchanted sequel is on the way! Here’s everything you need to know.
Enchanted’s sequel will be titled Disenchanted. So no Enchanted 2 or something like that. Adam Shankman (A Walk to Remember, Hairspray) is attached to direct the film. Shankman will also be directing Hocus Pocus 2 for Disney as well. Amy Adams is set to return as Giselle as well.
Currently, there’s no word on who will pen the music for the film. Enchanted was known for its honest bops in the 2007 work. In fact, Enchanted was nominated three times in the Best Original Song category for “Happy Working Song”, “So Close”, and “That’s How You Know”. It lost to Once, which won with “Falling Slowly”. Really, 2007 was a good year for original songs in movies, you know.
What’s the film about?
At Disney Investor Day not much was spilled on the film. Unfortunately. As any good Enchanted fan knows, this project has been talked about for years. Shankman’s involvement in the film was confirmed back in 2016, as Collider reminds you. There was a working story going on then as well. Now whether or not this has changed since then, we can’t really say.
As far as we know, here’s the premise of Disenchanted, “Giselle finding herself questioning her happily ever after, and accidentally triggering events that make everyone’s lives turn upside down in both the real world and in the animated kingdom of Andalasia.” At the end of the first movie, Giselle seemed quite happy with her new life with Robert (Patrick Dempsey) and his daughter Morgan (Rachel Covey).
Meanwhile, in Andalasia, Prince Edward (James Marsden) married Nancy (Idina Menzel). The film had Susan Sarandon as Queen Narissa, the evil stepmother of Edward who triggered the events of the film. Out of the original cast, only Amy Adams is confirmed to return for the sequel.
Disenchanted will be a movie that will stream on Disney+. It definitely pairs well with a recent release for the streamer, Godmothered, which also pokes at the typical Disney canon tropes. Needless to say, it looks like they realize that gentle stirring of their properties is definitely a good way to go.
There’s currently no release date for Disenchanted. This is definitely going to be one of those wait and see sort of things with the COVID-19 pandemic still going strong throughout the world. Plus, they need to keep Adams’ schedule in mind as well because, again, she’s Amy Adams and one of the biggest names out there right now. It’s definitely something to keep in mind while waiting for the release.