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‘DuckTales’ Reboot Gets Better and Better as Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins the Cast!

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What! David Tennant AND Lin-Manuel Miranda in a show together? Hello, my new favorite TV series!

Friday morning, Disney XD announced that Hamilton creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, will be joining the cast of this summer’s reboot of DuckTales. He will play the character of Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera who also doubles as the crime fighting hero Gizmoduck! Mr. Miranda tweeted out his feelings on the reveal this morning.

Honestly, I don’t understand when this man sleeps…

TV Line explains more of the character and why the producer wanted to have Mr. Miranda in the role:

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).

DuckTales will premier this summer. The release date has yet to be determined. In case you missed it, check out the first look trailer below!

Hope set out into the world to be a Pokemon Coordinator. When she realized that Pokemon were not real, she pursued her other passion: writing. Hope was raised in fandoms and saw how they can help save the world from her work with The Harry Potter Alliance. Now, she works to bring that love into writing one article at a time. She's also a diehard Atlanta Braves fan, so don't diss her team.

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