Disney XD's upcoming DuckTales revival hasn't graced our television screens, yet its shaping up to be a massive hit. Not only has Disney already picked up the series for a second season, but the casting keeps getting bigger and better. Disney has confirmed Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will be voicing to the role of Gizmoduck, a robo-hero whose real identity is Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera.
In the reboot, Fenton is a young intern working for Scrooge McDuck-employed mad scientist Gyro Gearloose. According to co-producer Francisco Angones, the character will have a Latino twist. "Growing up as a Cuban-American comic enthusiast, I was always hungry for a Latino hero to call my own. 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," said Angones.
“Lin came to mind instantly for the role of Gizmoduck,” executive producer Matt Youngberg added. “His rapid-fire earnestness paired with his wide-eyed yet determined optimism made him the perfect person to yell ‘BLATHERING BLATHERSKITE!'
The series will once again follow the adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, along with Donald Duck, Webby Vanderquack, Launchpad McQuack, and Mrs. Beakley.