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.
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.
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” is expected to air this summer.