Patrick Dempsey Set to Return For ‘Enchanted’ Sequel!

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ENCHANTED, Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, 2007. ©Buena Vista Pictures

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Fans of the Disney movie Enchanted (2007) have been anxiously awaiting any and all news regarding the upcoming Disney+ sequel, Disenchanted.

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Previously, it was confirmed that Amy Adams will be reprising her role as Princess Giselle in the straight-to-streaming project.

Now, it seems that Patrick Dempsey will also be re-joining the fairy tale! As per a report by DisInsider:

Patrick Dempsey, who played Robert Phillip, will be reprising his role in this film. In addition, we are hearing that the character of Morgan, Robert’s daughter, will be returning as well, though no casting has been confirmed. The studio is also looking for an actress to play a new villain in the film.

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This is exciting news for fans who are looking forward to returning to Andalasia and, presumably, New York City. Details about the setting of the upcoming film have not yet been released, but a brief synopsis on IMDb reads:

Ten years after her happily ever after, Giselle questions her happiness, inadvertently turning the lives of those in the real world and Andalasia upside down in the process.

It sounds like we could once again be in for both live-action and animated sequences in Disenchanted, which would be wonderful for fans of the original movie. One of the most unique aspects of Enchanted is how filmmakers combined the traditional animated fairytale world with the urban landscape — a concrete jungle, if you will — of life in New York City.

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DisInsider also shared some additional details about who will be writing the Disenchanted script:

We have also learned that Brigette Hales is attached as a writer, alongside director Adam Shankman. Hales previously has worked on Once Upon a Time for ABC and the Stephen King miniseries 11.22.63. Other writers include Richard Lagravenese (P. S. I Love You), Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber (500 Days of Summer).

As a longtime fan of Once Upon a Time’s take on fairytale stories, this writer is especially excited to hear that Hales will be working on this Disney+ original project!

Dempsey himself also shared some additional information about his reprisal with Good Morning America when he officially confirmed his participation in Disenchanted on January 14, 2021:

“I just got this script for the second movie, and then I’m starting to go through and get notes together,” Dempsey, 55, told “GMA,” adding that there’s talk of “Disenchanted” starting to shoot in the spring.

Dempsey also gushed about Adams, recalling how “amazing” she was as in the film and how “excited” he is to star alongside her once more.

Are you excited to see Disenchanted when it releases on the Disney+ streaming service?

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