It’s been fourteen years since Enchanted charmed Disney audiences: Amy Adams was an excellent Princess Giselle, a sweet quasi-parody of classic Disney princesses, who slipped into New York City from a 2-D animated fairy tale dimension. Fans were clamoring for a sequel, and now it’s finally happening! The Disney movie, which is appropriately called Disenchanted , follows Giselle and her new love Robert (played by Patrick Dempsey from Grey’s Anatomy ), as well as Robert’s daughter Morgan, as they adjust to a normal suburban life. Since the Disenchanted movie took so long to get rolling, it wasn’t easy to learn much about the expected plot.
The sequel was first discussed as a possibility, officially, in 2010. A year later, James Marsden (who plays the Prince) said “I think that the clock is ticking on that one. Amy Adams and I are both saying, “If there’s going to be a sequel, we’re not getting any younger.” Since we play sort of ageless animated characters.” When the movie finally got started (after years of script rewrites via Walt Disney Studio ), all we knew was the basic premise: “fifteen years after her happily ever after, the family moves to the “suburb of Monroeville. The community is overseen by Malvina Monroe, who has nefarious intentions for the family. When problems arise, Giselle wishes that their lives were the perfect fairytale. The spell backfires, with Giselle rushing to save her family and her homeland of the Kingdom of Andalasia before the clock strikes midnight”.
On The Tonight Show, Amy Adams revealed that they’re done filming the movie. They “filmed it in Ireland”, apparently, and audiences will be curious to see why, since the plot of the movie was supposed to involve the suburbs. Perhaps when Giselle makes her fairy tale wish, the entire environment becomes more bucolic and turns into the dewy green hills and forests of Ireland?
However Ireland fits into the story, Disenchanted has started postproduction, and the film should be coming to Disney Plus (hopefully next year)! So far we know that Idina Menzel and James Marsden will be back, which also means that their characters must return from the Enchanted Forest–or perhaps Princess Giselle pays them a visit? And is composer Alan Menken involved?