The growth of a Moana TV sequence for Disney+ subscribers might not be taking place anymore. However, it doesn’t imply the adventures of the daring Hawaiian teenager are over. The sequel to Moana is occurring, however the query lingers on whether or not or not Dwayne Johnson and Auli’i Cravalho will reprise their memorable roles.
Moana 2 wouldn’t be the identical with out the actors who introduced these voices to life. Disney CEO Bob Iger by no means stated in his Moana sequel announcement if Dwayne Johnson and Auli’i Cravalho would return for the animated sequel. And but, right here’s some excellent news for you- Deadline confirmed the Fast & Furious actor is in talks to proceed his position because the lovable Maui.
As for Auli’i Cravalho, she’s additionally in talks to reprise her iconic position. However, her deal is just not as set in stone as Johnson’s. Therefore, the jury remains to be out on whether or not the Mean Girls actress shall be coming again. On the opposite hand, I’d prefer to consider she’ll painting Moana once more or she wouldn’t have posted a humorous video of herself forward of Moana 2’s announcement kidding round about having to maintain that sequel undertaking on the DL. Why maintain it on the hush if she wasn’t a part of it?
We know for positive that by way of Moana’s live-action movie, actress Auli’i Cravalho has no plans to reprise her position for that Disney adaptation. Instead, she’d relatively be the movie’s govt producer and participate in “passing the baton” to the subsequent younger actress of Pacific Island descent to be the subsequent Moana. It is smart as Cravalho was 14 years outdated taking part in the voice of the Disney character. With the Hawaiian native being 23 years outdated now, she’d relatively take part within the essential means of discovering a Pacific Islander prepared to inform their story for a mainstream crowd.
While we all know Dwayne Johnson and Auli’i Cravalho would possibly make potential returns within the upcoming Disney launch, different issues we find out about Moana 2 is that it’s anticipated to have a Thanksgiving launch date of November twenty seventh. But one factor that shall be completely different this time round is that Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the fantasy-adventure movie’s finest songs, is not going to return for the sequel. Instead, Miranda’s collaborators Opetaia Foa’i and Mark Mancina will write the music in addition to Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear who had been behind TikTok’s unofficial Bridgerton musical.
The live-action model of Moana remains to be within the works, however it could take some time earlier than we see it. Due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, casting was suspended which implies its launch date will come later than its authentic June 2025 slated date. In reality, the studio hasn’t even began manufacturing but for the live-action function. The Moana sequel could also be extra of a precedence proper now and one other Disney movie will ultimately have to switch the June 2025 slot.
It seems to be like there’s an excellent probability that Dwayne Johnson will reprise his position as Maui for Moana 2, however Auli’i Cravalho revisiting her animated Pacific Islander position remains to be up within the air. Until the Disney sequel premieres this Thanksgiving, you’ll be able to watch Moana on Disney+ and take a look at our 2024 film releases to be up-to-date on the sequel’s casting data.