Lin-Manuel Miranda has been casted to voice Gizmoduck (Fenton Crackshell) in the reboot of ‘DuckTales’. Gizmoduck was a regular accountant in the original show, but would change into a superhero suit by uttering the words “blathering blatherskite”.
The producers of the show have also given the character a latin twist. Gizmoduck will now go by the name Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera.
Co-producer Francisco Angones released a statement to TVline saying that “growing up as a Cuban-American comics enthusiast, I was always hungry for a Latino hero to call my own. In developing the new series, executive producer Matt Youngberg and I leapt at the opportunity to adapt DuckTales marquee hero into a young scientist character with Latin-inspired roots.”
Matt Youngberg also made a statement to CNN and said that “Lin came to mind instantly for the role of Gizmoduck. His rapid-fire earnestness paired with his wide-eyed yet determined optimism made him the perfect person to yell ‘blathering blatherskite!’”
Watch the firstlook of DuckTales below.