DuckTales Reboot Lin-Manuel Miranda

Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda Voicing DuckTales Crimefighter Gizmoduck

Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s life already resembles a hurricane, so his newest gig actually makes perfect sense.

The Emmy/Grammy/Tony Award-winning artist (best known for Broadway’s Hamilton and In the Heights) will lend his voice to Disney XD’s upcoming DuckTales reboot, the network announced Friday.

Miranda will play Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, an intern working for Gyro Gearloose, Scrooge McDuck’s personal mad scientist. But Fenton has a secret: When he’s not tinkering away in Gyro’s lab, he’s fighting crime in Duckburg as his heroic alter ego, Gizmoduck!

“Growing up as a Cuban-American comics enthusiast, I was always hungry for a Latino hero to call my own,” co-producer Francisco Angones said in a statement. “In developing the new series, [executive producer Matt Youngberg] and I leapt at the opportunity to adapt DuckTales‘ marquee hero into a young scientist character with Latin-inspired roots.”

Miranda joins previously announced voice actors David Tennant (Scrooge McDuck); Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan (Huey, Dewey and Louie); Kate Micucci (Webby Vanderquack); Beck Bennett (Launchpad McQuack) and Toks Olagundoye (Mrs. Beakley).

Premiering this summer (exact date TBD), the new DuckTales has already been renewed for a second season. Watch a trailer for the reboot below, then drop a comment with your thoughts.

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6 Comments
  1. Yeahman says:

    All the way from Duckberg! Dang!

  2. Telly says:

    Can Darkwing make an appearance? The two could team up!

  3. justice says:

    Haha Hollywood tried to push this guy as the next big thing and look at him now.

    • Haze says:

      What the hell are you talking about? Maybe you should do some research before you make an idiotic dig. Lin’s obsessed with DuckTales, this is like a dream job for him. He’s also appearing in the new Mary Poppins movie. Hollywood isn’t trying to “push” him and if you don’t like him why are you even commenting? What a sad life you must lead.

      • Tai says:

        People like justice aren’t worth responding to. I wasn’t aware that being a voice actor on Ducktales was a punishment. I think someone needs to tell the other people involved with that show because they don’t seem to get it either. Also five seconds of googling would show that Lin Manuel Miranda is doing quite well. So it’s honestly just not even worth responding to that.