Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda has joined the cast of the upcoming DuckTales reboot.
The award-winning actor, playwright, and composer, who happens to be quite the DuckTales aficionado, will voice the character Gizmoduck. The Duckburg hero’s true identity is Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, a sharp young intern working for Scrooge McDuck’s personal mad scientist, Gyro Gearloose.
"Growing up as a Cuban-American comics enthusiast, I was always hungry for a Latino hero to call my own. In developing the new series, Matt [Youngberg] and I leapt at the opportunity to adapt ‘DuckTales” marquee hero into a young scientist character with Latin-inspired roots," co-producer Francisco Angones said in a statement earlier today.
Executive producer Matt Youngberg adds, "Lin came to mind instantly for the role of Gizmoduck. His rapid-fire earnestness paired with his wide-eyed yet determined optimism made him the perfect person to yell ‘BLATHERING BLATHERSKITE!'"
DuckTales is a reboot of the classic 1980's animated series of the same name. Already picked up for a second season, the new show will follow the adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his mischievous grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, along with Donald Duck, Webby Vanderquack, Launchpad McQuack, and Mrs. Beakley.
Lin-Manuel Miranda joins a voice cast that includes the likes of David Tennant, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, Bobby Moynihan, Kate Micucci, and Beck Bennett.
DuckTales is set to premiere on Disney XD this summer.
And we can't wait to watch!
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