If you want an Encanto Sequel, get excited. Lin-Manuel Miranda feels confident an encore is bound to happen.
As you are probably aware, Encanto is the latest Disney film to capture the imaginations and hearts of film fans of all ages. In fact, the film about the mostly-magical Madrigals won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, and now it has a chance at the Oscar.
The film is not the only thing that has the world’s affections. The Encanto soundtrack has been topping the charts as well. Individual tracks such as We Don’t Talk about Bruno and Surface Pressure have been climbing the Billboard 200, and Dos Oruguitas is up for an Oscar.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Thoughts
The artist behind the music is none other than Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame. As it is with Hamilton’s music, I catch some other lyrical gem every time I hear an Encanto song.
Miranda has not been shy about entertaining Encanto-related predictions and visions for the future. In fact, he recently shared his thoughts on an Encanto-themed attraction!
Are sequels in the works?
We also know that CEO Bob Chapek recently referred to Encanto as Disney’s “new animated franchise.” It seems logical to conclude he plans to profit from the creation of more content.
Now, Lin-Manuel Miranda has weighed in on the potential for a sequel of some sort. He stated, “I think it is a question of when and not if.”
He also noted that there is an “appetite to further explore the Madrigal family, given how many characters there are and how many gifts there are as well as how we leave the story. Now there is this sort of more fully realized version of themselves. Which way can we go?”
The one thing he is uncertain of is what form a potential sequel could take. He mused, “Is that another movie? Is that a series? Is that a stage adaptation?”
We know that Disney has provided Frozen and Toy Story theatrical sequels. However, other beloved films like Rapunzel received a follow-up tv series. Also, Princess and the Frog is slated to receive a follow-up in the form of a musical long-form series.
Miranda even gave us some clues as to which characters he would like to see at the center of a future follow-up. “I love writing for Dolores and Camilo. I’d love to write more for them. I’d love to write more for Isabela.”
While there are no immediate plans that we know of for work on a sequel, it surely sounds like we will be hearing more from the Madrigals sooner or later (I hope it’s sooner).
What form do you hope the eventual sequel takes? Would you prefer a film or a Disney+ series? And, what character would you like to see at the center of the storytelling? We want to hear your ideas for what could be fun in the comments, or you can share them with us on Facebook.