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Actress Auli’i Cravalho To Portray Moana Once More In Disney Sequel

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Actress Auli’i Cravalho To Portray Moana Once More In Disney Sequel

The upcoming installment, Moana 2, is slated for unveiling on November 27th, 2024, with Auli’i Cravalho reprising her vocal role as the main character.

What a pleasant surprise! Disney has just disclosed the development of a rather unforeseen sequel to the original Moana animated film. This news is distinct from the ongoing production of a live-action adaptation.

Initially intended as a Disney+ series, Moana 2 managed to captivate the attention of Disney’s CEO Bob Iger, who deemed it worthy of a theatrical release after witnessing its quality.

Scheduled to hit screens on November 27th, 2024, Moana 2 promises an “extensive new journey with Moana, Maui, and a novel crew of improbable sailors.”

According to the official synopsis of the Moana continuation, the storyline embarks on “Moana’s expedition towards the distant waters of Oceania, prompted by a surprising message from her seafaring ancestors, navigating treacherous, long-forgotten seas for an unparalleled adventure.”

While Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa’i are set to return as composers for the score and songs, Lin-Manuel Miranda will not be part of the sequel. The responsibility of musical composition will be taken on by Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, acknowledged for their work on The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical.

As of now, the complete cast roster remains undisclosed, thereby leaving uncertainties surrounding the potential return of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as Maui, with discussions currently underway.

A report by Deadline asserts the definite return of Auli’i Cravalho as Moana in the sequel, an update supported by Auli’i herself in a social media post on February 28th, wherein she teased the fans with the caption: “We’re heading far beyond the reef this November… #Moana2”

Confirmed reports affirm Auli’i’s return to voice the character she originally portrayed in the initial Moana movie, hinting at potential involvement in other aspects of the film.

After the news surfaced on social media, Auli’i released a TikTok clip admitting to keeping the secret under wraps.

Segueing into the live-action adaptation, Auli’i disclosed her decision not to reprise Moana’s role in that version but rather pass on the baton to the next deserving young woman of Pacific Island heritage.

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