Man, the cast for the new DuckTales cartoon was already pretty incredible. And now it just got even better.
Disney has just confirmed that its latest collaboration with Lin-Manuel Miranda — aside from Mary Poppins and seemingly a hojillion other projects they're working on together — will be DuckTales, as Miranda will joining its voice cast as one of Duckberg's greatest heroes, Gizmoduck, AKA Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera. In the new show Fenton is a research assistant who will work alongside Gyro Gearloose (reminder: Everyone's name in DuckTales is faaaabulous) in Scrooge McDuck's labs, helping to develop the Gizmo suit.
In the original, his transformation into the heroic Gizmoduck was a little more accidental, having first appeared as an accountant for Scrooge, but he went on to appear as a regular character and even had a few appearances in Darkwing Duck. And that's despite the fact the shows took place in separate universes!
This is a frankly perfect bit of casting for the show; at least as impressive as getting Doctor Who's David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck. You'll be able to hear Miranda's voice in action when DuckTales hits Disney XD in the US this winter.