Filming is currently underway in Ireland for the sequel to 2007’s live-action “Enchanted” film titled “Disenchanted.” The movie will see the return of several characters from the original film including Giselle (Amy Adams), Robert (Patrick Dempsey), Prince Edward (James Marsden), and Nancy Tremaine (Idina Menzel).
Stephen Schwartz, who is the lyricist for both the original film and the upcoming sequel, has provided an update with new details about the movie via his fan newsletter The Schwartz Scene.
First off, Schwartz says Idina Menzel will have a major solo number, “There are seven songs plus reprises, which is more songs than the original. We wrote a song for Idina’s character in the first movie, and then they didn’t have her do it. But in Disenchanted she has one big number and part of another one.”
Secondly, Alan Menken (who also worked on Enchanted) and Schwartz been writing and composing the music together in Menken’s Westchester Country studio. Schwartz also stated that the music is a little different than the original film, “these song choices came much more out of our collaboration with Adam Shankman, the director, and Brigitte Hales, the (current) screenwriter.”
The sequel will reportedly see Giselle, Robert, and Morgan moving to a new house in the suburbs, overseen by Malvina Monroe, the main villain of the film. After problems begin to arise, Giselle makes a wish to transform their lives into a perfect fairytale. However, the spell backfires dramatically and puts Giselle in a rush against the clock to save both her family and her Kingdom of Andalasia before the clock strikes midnight.
Maya Rudolph Yvette Nicole Brown, and Jayma Mays were recently announced as joining the cast as villains and Patrick Dempsey will reportedly be making his singing debut in the film.
A release date has not been set yet, but “Disenchanted” will most likely premiere on Disney+ in 2022.