Along with an awesome and hilarious trailer, it was tough to imagine a more flawless group-that is, until it was announced that Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton, Moana, and the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns will be joining the cast as Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, aka Gizmoduck, the brilliant young intern working for Gyro Gearloose.
One of the early Tony winners, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of "Hamilton", held back tears during his impassioned acceptance speech Best Original Score.
Lin-Manuel Miranda must not get much sleep these days.
The character, who also appeared in the original animated series, is the brilliant intern of Scrooge McDuck's mad scientist friend Gyro Gearloose.
Miranda joins a voice cast that includes David Tennant as the wealthy Scrooge McDuck while his nephew sidekicks Huey, Dewey and Louie will be voiced by Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan respectively.
The two will be trying to quack the case (I'm sorry) on building a Gizmo suit in Scrooge McDuck's lab.
According to report from Deadline, Miranda has officially joined the cast of the upcoming DuckTales reboot as the character of Gizmoduck - "a Duckburg hero whose true identity is Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera".
The show's executive producer Matt Youngberg said Miranda "came to mind instantly for the role" because his "rapid-fire earnestness paired with his wide-eyed yet determined optimism made him the ideal person to yell 'BLATHERING BLATHERSKITE!'" Strongly agree. "His rapid-fire earnestness paired with his wide-eyed yet determined optimism made him the flawless person to yell 'BLATHERING BLATHERSKITE!'" Co-producer Francisco Angones says the character of Fen has Latin-inspired roots, purposely developed for Miranda by him and executive producer Matt Youngberg.
"DuckTales" does not yet have an official premiere date but is set to debut before the end of the year.
Disney has already picked up the series for a second season.