The announcement of “Moana 2” coming to theaters this November has sparked excitement among fans, but details about the involvement of Dwayne Johnson and Auli’i Cravalho, who voiced Maui and Moana in the original film, are still pending confirmation. Both stars have reacted to the news on social media, but according to Deadline, they are currently in talks to voice their animated characters in the sequel.
Disney has reworked its plans for a “Moana” TV show into a feature film, filling the void left by Marvel’s absence. The first teaser for the movie has already been released, showcasing the new direction for the franchise.
Initially announced as a series sequel in early 2022, the project shifted focus to a live-action movie currently set for release on June 27, 2025. However, with the surprise announcement of “Moana 2,” it seems fans may get two movies in quick succession.
“Moana 2” will take audiences on a new adventure with Moana, Maui, and a new crew of seafarers. Directed by Dave Derrick Jr., the sequel promises to explore uncharted waters and face unprecedented challenges. The film will feature music by Grammy winners Abigail Barlow, Emily Bear, Opetaia Foa’i, and Mark Mancina.
Meanwhile, the live-action remake of “Moana,” starring Dwayne Johnson as Maui, is also in development. Directed by Thomas Kail and featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the remake aims to introduce new audiences to the beloved characters and story.
As fans eagerly await further updates on both projects, they can currently enjoy the original animated classic “Moana” streaming on Disney+.