“You’re welcome !” The actor will reprise his role as Maui, which he already voiced in the 2016 animated film.
Guest on the talk show Jimmy Fallonthe actor Dwayne Johnson confirmed his return in the role of Maui, the Polynesian demigod of Moana, in a live-action remake. The actor began his announcements by recounting his return to the world of wrestling, then Jimmy Fallon finally asked the question that was burning on his lips: what about the live-action remake of Moana ?
With the end of the writers’ and actors’ strike in Hollywood, The Rock was therefore able to respond and reveal some information regarding this project: “We are back ! Hollywood is back! I am very happy for my fellow cast and crew that they can return to work. (…) My next project, which I will soon shoot, will be a live-action version of Moana” he confirms, followed by a burst of applause from the audience.
Dwayne Johnson announces live action remake of Moana
“I’m the real Maui (…) I’m very excited about this project. It’s a way to pay homage to my Polynesian origins and above all it’s an incredible story that resonates with the rest of the world and particularly young girls,” Johnson then explains. There’s what’s in front of you, and there are things you can’t see that are there. You have to have faith and trust in who you are to go there even if you don’t see what’s there. Moana meets the demigod Maui who will help her understand this and she will help him in return”.
This remake confirms the return of Dwayne Johnson but also important personalities from the team of the first animated film including the actor and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (who created the musical Hamiltonand the songs ofEncanto and the live version of The Little Mermaid), already in charge of the music in 2016. It will be produced by Thomas Kail also related to music Hamilton of Lin-Manuel Miranda, since he made the official recording of it. On the other hand, the interpreter of the young heroine will change.
Auli’i Cravalho will not play Moana in the live-action Disney