One of the biggest hits of the last few years has been “Encanto”, which has dominated the streaming charts since the film splashed onto Disney+ during the holidays in late 2021.
In the film, the magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope. The voice cast also includes Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, Wilmer Valderrama, Adassa, Diane Guerrero, Mauro Castillo, Angie Cepeda, Jessica Darrow, Rhenzy Feliz and Carolina Gaitan.
Recently, during an interview to promote the new Peacock series “Twisted Metal”, with TheWrap, Stephanie Beatriz, who plays Mirabel, was asked about returning to the role for another “Encanto” film:
“I would love to work with them again. That team on that film was so incredible to work with that. I think a lot of [Jared Bush and Byron Howard’s] time right now is being taken up by other stuff. I know Jared and I think Bryon too are working on the second ‘Zootopia’ right now. But I would love to work with them again.”
She went on to explain how she often goes to the Disney theme parks and that has made her even more interested in continuing the story:
“I go to the parks a lot and whenever people recognize me they ask about that too. So I know fans of the film are really, really eager to know if it’s gonna get a sequel, I would love to do that. I think there’s a ton of story to be told and there’s so many people that would love to see that, but I haven’t heard jack s–t.”
While “Encanto” wasn’t a huge box office smash, pulling in just $237 million, since it was released during the pandemic and went on to become a cultural phenomenon with its hit song, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and a streaming juggernaut.
You can watch “Encanto”, along with a musical special filmed at the Hollywood Bowl on Disney+ now.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.