Disney's Enchanted 2 to bring back two more original cast members

Amy West
·2-min read
Photo credit: Disney
Photo credit: Disney

From Digital Spy

Disney's Alan Menken has revealed that Idina Menzel and James Marsden will be reprising their roles in the long awaited Enchanted sequel Disenchanted.

While plot details for the Adam Shankman-directed follow-up remain under wraps, the songwriter – who penned the lyrics for the original, and is back for round two – told JLGB Virtual recently that "it's really good" and that leads Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams aren't the only familiar faces set to return.

"Amy Adams is in it, Patrick's in it. Idina Menzel's in it... Jimmy Marsden. They're in it," Menken divulged, before confirming that it's currently in the midst of filming.

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Photo credit: Disney

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Released in 2007, the part animation, part live-action musical centred on Giselle (Adams), an endlessly optimistic young woman who falls in love with a prince named Edward.

But their romance took an unexpected turn when, prior to the couple's wedding, Edward's villainous stepmother Narissa (Susan Sarandon) pushed Giselle down a well that sent her from their cartoony, fairytale-esque Andalasia to the concrete-filled New York City.

There, she met Robert (Grey's Anatomy star Dempsey), and eventually the polar-opposite pair developed a fondness for one another – something that was complicated by the fact that Giselle was still betrothed to Edward (Dead to Me's Marsden) and Robert is currently in a long-term relationship with Nancy (Frozen's Menzel).

Photo credit: Disney
Photo credit: Disney

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As this is a Disney movie though, there turned out to be happy endings all round, as the twosome – acknowledging their partners' true feelings – volunteered to step back, only to realise that they actually liked one another instead.

The film ends with 2D versions of Nancy and Edward getting hitched back in Andalasia.

Elsewhere in the new interview, Menken seemed to suggest that the role of Robert's daughter Morgan, played by child actor Rachel Covey in the first film, would be recast.

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