Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Renaissance man with an already impressive resume ― and it’s about to get even longer.
Disney just announced that Miranda will join the voice cast of “Duck Tales” on DisneyXD.
BLATHERING BLATHERSKITE!!! Lin-Manuel Miranda is gearing up to play #Gizmoduck on #DuckTales! Woo-oo! pic.twitter.com/zFd0sS9hRv
— DuckTales (@DuckTales) May 19, 2017
The Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of “Hamilton” will voice Duckburg hero Gizmoduck, also known as Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera. The character is an intern with Scrooge McDuck’s mad scientist, Gyro Gearloose.
Grateful for you. Can't wait for you to see it this summer. pic.twitter.com/nCiYWU99KH
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 19, 2017
Of Miranda’s addition to the team, “DuckTales” co-producer and story editor Francisco Angones said they wanted Gizmoduck to have “Latin-inspired roots.”
“Growing up as a Cuban-American comics enthusiast, I was always hungry for a Latino hero to call my own,” he said in a press release. “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.”
Fans are also very excited that Miranda is involved with the project:
@DuckTales OMGOMGOMG!!! Dream come true, @Lin_Manuel?!
— Kim B. (@KimAbridged) May 19, 2017
@DuckTales I was already going to see this for childhood memory reasons AND David TENNANT… but now I'm really excited!
— Lelah Olender (@lelaholender) May 19, 2017
@DuckTales Jesus Christ this cast keeps getting better and better
— Angel G. Suarez (@BaezAngelG) May 19, 2017
@DuckTales Uh….David Tennant and @Lin_Manuel in the same show…it's a dream I never knew I had!
— Michelle Dawson (@8BitCook) May 19, 2017
@DuckTales THIS IS THE BEST DAY.
— Matt Golden (@emgolden) May 19, 2017
“DuckTales” is expected to air this summer.