Moana and Maui are sailing back into theaters later this 12 months — and are envisioned to make a significant splash.
Disney announced on Wednesday, February 7, that the lovable duo, together with a new crew of unlikely seafarers, will be returning to the massive monitor for another grand experience in Moana 2, which is set to strike theaters on Monday, November 27.
Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, exposed that the sequel’s script was actually initially intended for Television set, but that all altered after all people noticed it. “We have been amazed by what we observed and realized it deserved a theatrical release,” Iger discovered on CNBC on Wednesday, for each Selection. “Moana remains an unbelievably well-known franchise, and we can not wait to give you more of Moana and Maui when Moana 2 comes to theaters this November.”
This time all-around, Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) will head out on an epic voyage to the much seas of Oceania with her close friends soon after she gets an unexpected phone from her wayfinding ancestors. Along the way, they’ll find on their own in unsafe, lengthy-shed waters like they’ve never skilled ahead of.
Along with the synopsis of the film, Disney produced another shock: a first-search teaser trailer. In it, viewers get a glimpse of an island, wherever Moana is standing on a wonderful tropical beach. Just as the sun is location, she blows on a conch shell as the camera promptly pans out, demonstrating her beloved boat. Afterward, Maui’s (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) voice can be listened to in the background as he lets out his signature get in touch with, “Cheerhoo!”
The sequel will be directed by Dave Derrick Jr. and include some of the identical songwriters from the 2016 film. Nevertheless, even though Lin-Manuel Miranda was behind some of the greatest tracks from the first movie, like, “How Considerably I’ll Go” and “You’re Welcome,” he is not anticipated to return for portion two. In its place, the duo of Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, as perfectly as Opetaia Foa’i and Mark Mancina, who labored on the initial film, will be creating the songs.
Other than getting yet another animated movie, you can also nonetheless assume the live-action Moana, starring Johnson, 51, to come out in 2025.
Moana 2 hits theaters on Monday, November 27.