The cast for the reboot of DuckTales has just gotten even more awesome! Lin-Manuel Miranda announced on twitter that he will be voicing Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, otherwise known as Gizmoduck! In Disney XD’s DuckTales Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera will be an intern for Scrooge McDuck’s in-house scientist Gyro Gearloose.
Co-producer and story editor Francisco Angones told D23, “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 and I leapt at the opportunity to adapt DuckTales’ marquee hero into a young scientist character with Latin-inspired roots.”
“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!’” Executive producer Matt Youngberg said.
Miranda joins an already stellar cast of Disney XD’s DuckTales that includes David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck; Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as Huey, Dewey and Louie, respectively; Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack; Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack; and Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley.
DuckTales already has been picked up for a second season by Disney XD and it will be previewed at this summer’s D23 Expo 2017! What do you think of the updates for DuckTales?