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April 22, 2008

Enchanted Sequel Underway

— Posted by Rodney

EnchantedIt looks like the delightful film Enchanted is going to be put into the sequel machine and start to pump out bastards shortly, We get the following news from our good friends at moviehole:

A foxy little birdie cheeped in my ear this morning that Disney is developing a sequel to its staggeringly-successful “Enchanted” – and the production has inched forward significantly in the past month or two, as a direct result of those smashing DVD sales.

Kevin Lima, the chap behind the original, has apparently already spoken to Disney about the sequel. It’s not yet known whether the sequel will reunite Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey – though, if the price is right, it probably will – or fix on a new bunch of characters (who’ll leave toon-town for the bright lights, big city of modern-day America). “That’s what the guts of the discussions are about at the moment”, we’re told.

I thought Enchanted was a fantastic film and applauded Disney for a fine return to form. It’s a movie that may even be welcomed alongside other Disney classics in the cannon of wonder. Because of the success of the first film I am not surprised that there is a sequel; but I am a little disappointed.

When you have an excellent film like this, that stands so well on its own – just leave it be. The tale had a storybook ending, leave it at that. Jack and the Beanstalk never had a sequel, nor did Old Yeller and those tales both live on to this day. There is something very cheap about making an Enchanted sequel and I am saddened by this decision. Now that Disney has some wind in their sails – I was hoping for a renewed sense of vision and a renewed age of creation. Instead they have opted to take the easy route and milk their glorious creation in order to fill the vaults.

Who knows, this film could rule and I may rue the day I spoke these words; but this decision just doesn’t sit right with me. I feel like a HIghlander 2 is on the horizon.

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  • Aliina

    I wouldn’t want the sequel to ruin the happy ending. On the other hand, I was curious to see more of Nancy’s story and the world of Andalusia. Adams and Dempsey could be extended cameos, because much as I enjoyed their performances, I think it would be better to focus on another couple falling in love.

    Maybe the story could follow the little girl, who ten years later wouldn’t be a “little” girl, but a teenager. Maybe she’s disillusioned, and no longer admits to believing in fairytales? They could do something with her mother returning and fighting her father for shared custody, and/or the girl feeling jealous of the time her father and Giselle spend with a new child. Somehow, she ends up sucked into Andalusia the way Giselle was sucked into NY–as someone said, flip the concept on its head.

  • Mary

    i am really excited, i want there to be 100 sequels! sequels are so awesome!

    things i would like to see in the sequel:
    idina sing!
    patrick dempsey and rachel covey be animated
    inside of edward’s castle
    giselle fall into a cloning machine and there end up to be like 100 giselles
    edward and nancy have a baby
    giselle do a civil war reanactment
    patrick dempsey sing
    dr. who end up in andalasia
    edward’s horse talk

  • Jon

    A sequel must reprise all of the characters: Robert and Giselle, Edward, Clara (a morfed Clarissa, the good “sister”, and Giselle’s mother, I’m guessing Julie Andrews), Robert’s ex comes back for Morgan–not good, but is “rescued” by Pip. The “not-a-very-nice-old-man” return of the tiara which maybe morfs him into Dick van Dyke, Giselle’s dad.

  • Lee

    Love, love love the movie and I think a sequel would be a blast. They have so many ways they could take it and with this group of talent, you need to “believe'”…. (cue song here)
    lol

  • http://yahoo abby

    I know that some of you are dissapointed about the segual because it’s suppoused 2 be an happily ever after and u want 2 leave it like that.The story was based on giselle and robert’s end, but what if they made the movie based on Morgan.I just keep getting wacky ideas.

  • Nicki

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    I’d love a sequal if the two key actors returned, I loved the characters. I’d love to see what happend with there characters. Maybe have a new villain of some sort. If not I’d love to see Zac Efron or Joe Jonas play a prince part ^^

  • Madria

    I would love to see a sequel!! I don’t know if everyone will agree with me on this, but if Kirsten Dunst would reprise Giselle’s role and look the way she did in the Spiderman movies, I think she would be a welcome addition to the cast!! I think Kirsten Dunst looked absolutely beautiful and she has the same real life persona as the princess!! She is so bubbly and festive and at the same time really sweet!!

  • abby

    i would love for the 2. The 1 one kinda left it there. i was thinking the story could involve Morgan who’s a little older. what if the evil queen was alive and looking for revenge and Morgan got pulled in Abdalusia and got trapped. now Morgan must travel to find a way home.

  • bob

    Maybe if it was soemthing that flowed naturally. I was thinking that maybe something like her sister comes to find her or such. I read soemwhere that there was some disappointment that Amy didn’t get discovered when she was in her 20’s. Maybe they could just expand on the world of Andalasia, and then keep Amy and also introduce fresh faces.

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