Disney Releases ‘Tangled’ Prequel About Flynn Rider

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If you are a fan of Tangled and like to gush over bandit Flynn Rider (AKA Eugene Fitzherbert), there is a lot more Disney content coming your way. 

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When Tangled was released in 2010, everyone fell in love with Rapunzel, her trusty sidekick Pascal, and her bad boy turned prince Flynn Rider. We have seen Tangled IP pop up in the Disney Parks, as well as Disney Cruise Line, but many fans want to see more of the storyline unfold on screen. Although there is no Tangled 2 announced at the moment, it seems that Disney is creating more of a storyline for one of the characters in the film.

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“Lost Legends: The Rise of Flynn Rider” will be available for purchase on September 21, 2021, and will tell the backstory of Flynn Rider as it pertains to his childhood. The book is written for middle school-aged children; however, the story will give the character a lot more context. We know how Rapunzel’s childhood went, with Mother Gothel stealing her from their family and deeming her The Lost Princess, but Rider never got a proper introduction!

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The book, written by Jen Calonita, will follow the plotline below:

Twelve-year-old Eugene Fitzherbert needs a plan. It’s not that he doesn’t love his time in the orphanage that raised him—Miss Clare and the boys are his family. As is his best friend, Arnie, with whom he’s often in cahoots, acting out passages from his favorite Flynnigan Rider books, or pretending they’re Lance Archer, the iconic thief who takes from the rich to give to the poor. But Eugene knows that most orphans his age set off to make their own way, and the orphanage already doesn’t have the means to support them all. Besides, he wants to see the world with Arnie, and maybe, just maybe find his parents someday.

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So when a traveling circus comes to the kingdom promising a life of adventure, brotherhood, and riches, Eugene jumps at the chance to join them. He even convinces Arnie to come too. But soon it becomes clear that there’s more to this ragtag crew than meets the eye, and they may have a dubious plot in the works. It’ll take new heroes—namely, Flynn Rider and Lance Strongbow, to save the day. Filled with adventure and fun, the Lost Legends series explores the untold origins of Disney’s most infamous rogue boys.

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If you would like to pre-order “Lost Legends: The Rise of Flynn Rider,” click here. 

Would you like to see a Disney film solely based on Flynn Rider before he met Rapunzel? 

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