Moana 2: Dwayne Johnson Returns as Maui in Highly Anticipated Sequel

Dwayne Johnson may return as Maui in Moana 2, set for a theatrical release on November 27, alongside talks with Auli’i Cravalho to reprise her role as Moana.

 

Moana 2: Dwayne Johnson Returns as Maui in Highly Anticipated Sequel

 

News about Dwayne Johnson Maui Return

Dwayne Johnson is in talks to return as Maui in Moana 2, as per reports following an announcement by Disney CEO Bob Iger about the sequel’s release. Though casting details weren’t specified, Deadline suggests Johnson is close to finalizing his return, while discussions with Auli’i Cravalho, who voices Moana, are ongoing. The confirmation of the sequel during Disney’s earnings report surprised many, with the decision to shift from a planned Disney+ series to a theatrical release.

The sequel is set for release on 27th November, alongside Wicked: Part One, aiming to replicate the box office success of the original. Directed by Dave Derrick Jr., the film will feature music by Abigail Barlow, Emily Bear, Opetaia Foa’i, and Mark Mancina. Notably, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who contributed to the original’s music, won’t be involved in the sequel.

Johnson’s potential involvement in Moana 2 is significant, considering his role in the live-action adaptation of the original film. However, Cravalho won’t reprise her role in the live-action version but may return for the animated sequel. Disney aims to replicate the success of the original, known for its animation, music, and cultural representation, which grossed over US$600 million worldwide and became a household favorite.

Moana 2 is set to hit cinemas on 27th November, with the original available for streaming on Disney+.

 

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