Directed by Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith, and Jared Bush, ‘Encanto’ is a Disney computer-animated musical fantasy comedy film that celebrates the beauty of imperfectness. Belonging to a family of magical individuals, Mirabel Madrigal (Stephanie Beatriz) is remarkably ordinary. While she feels genuinely happy for her siblings and cousins whenever they get their special abilities, Mirabel feels disappointed that she doesn’t have the power to call her own.
However, when cracks start to appear on the enchanted house where the Madrigals reside and which is the source of their powers, it falls on Mirabel to save their home and restore magic. In terms of the narrative, ‘Encanto’ is an ambitious film. It deals with such dense issues as family, alienation, and diversity and yet maintains a breezy pace through its entire runtime, telling its complex story in a simple manner. If you have already watched the first film and want to know whether there will be a sequel to ‘Encanto,’ we got you covered.
Encanto Sequel Release Date
‘Encanto’ was released in US theaters in RealD 3D and Dolby 3D formats on November 24, 2021. It previously had a world premiere on November 3, 2021, at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the film is set to have an exclusive 30-day theatrical run before it becomes available for streaming on December 24, 2021, on Disney+. As for the ‘Encanto’ sequel, this is what you need to know.
Neither Disney executives nor the filmmakers have yet confirmed the development of a sequel. However, as history demonstrates, Disney likes to create sprawling universes out of almost all of their intellectual properties, including the animated features. This is why a film like ‘The Lion King’ (1994) has two direct-to-video follow-ups, two animated TV shows, and a photorealistic rendition.
Moreover, in ‘Encanto,’ the filmmakers have created a truly expansive world that can’t be and shouldn’t be contained within one movie. A potential sequel can bring back the conquerors and pit them against Mirabel and her generation of the Madrigals. The plot of the prospective sequel can also revolve around more internal struggles within the Madrigal family. The possibilities are virtually endless.
Ultimately, like any other project, the development of an ‘Encanto’ sequel hinges on its success, both in theaters and on Disney+. Given that the film has received rave reviews from the critics and is projected to earn $35–40 million in the opening weekend in the US, it’s only a matter of time before ‘Encanto’ is declared a hit, and a sequel is greenlit. And if that happens within the next few months, the fans can expect the ‘Encanto’ sequel to come out sometime in 2023.
Encanto Sequel Cast: Who Can Be in it?
Aside from Beatriz, ‘Encanto’s voice cast includes John Leguizamo (Bruno Madrigal), Diane Guerrero (Isabela Madrigal), Angie Cepeda (Julieta Madrigal), Wilmer Valderrama (Agustín Madrigal), Carolina Gaitan (Pepa Madrigal), Adassa (Dolores Madrigal), María Cecilia Botero (Abuela Alma Madrigal), Ravi Cabot-Conyers (Antonio Madrigal), Maluma (Mariano Guzman), Mauro Castillo (Félix Madrigal), and Alan Tudyk (Pico). Most of the cast members mentioned above will likely reprise their roles in the prospective sequel.
Encanto Sequel Plot: What Can It Be About?
In ‘Encanto,’ Abuela accepts Mirabel’s accusations that her actions caused the house to fall apart and magic to disappear gradually. The grandmother and granddaughter eventually reconcile. Bruno then has an emotional reunion with his mother. The family rebuilds the house with the help of the villagers. When Mirabel places a doorknob on the house, its magic comes rushing back, proving once more that she has always been the key to its restoration.
In the prospective sequel, the conquerors might find a way to get to the hidden village and bring misery with them, resulting in the Madrigal family coming together to defend their home. It is possible that the family encounters other magical groups and reflects on how different they are from the others. Mirabel will probably leave home to explore the world in her attempt to learn where she fits in the grand schemes of things.
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