Every Disney princess movie fan is eagerly waiting for the release of Moana movie sequel after the success of Frozen 2 movie. Disney has been making sequels to their princess movies, and these sequels have enjoyed huge success. Now, the fans are looking for the sequel to the Moana movie, as the first movie had a huge success at the box office.
Moreover, since the release of the first movie, the popularity of Dwayne Johnson has highly increased. Dwayne Johnson has voiced the character of demigod Maui, and the increasing popularity of the actor is the reason for Disney to release the Moana sequel.
Let’s take a look at the things you should know about Moana 2 release date, plot, cast, news, and comeback of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the sequel.
The first movie, Moana, was released on November 23, 2016, in the United States. In March 2017, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released the movie on Blu-ray (2D and 3D) and DVD in the US, while the digital release happened on February 21, 2017.
However, there is limited information available regarding the launch of a sequel to the movie. According to the words on the street, Disney is in talks with Auli’ I and Dwayne Johnson for another film. These rumors gave speculations that Disney is preparing for the Moana sequel. However, there is no official announcement from Disney regarding the sequel.
With the economy in distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, almost every sector has been affected badly. The entertainment industry is no exception. Currently, there is very little information about the long-awaited sequel of Disney’s blockbuster movie Moana. Despite the commercial success of the first movie, Moana 2 is yet to be officially announced. But every fan hopes that Moana 2 will be released very soon.
Moana 2 Plot
Moana was a story of a young, adventurous, and strong-willed princess who was chosen by the ocean to find Maui with the hope of reuniting a mystical object with the goddess, Te Fiti. Moana leaves her home to save the oceans and returns home at the end. The sequel could follow the same route just like Frozen 2 movie, and the story could include flashbacks about the ancestors where Maui, along with Moana, will battle new threats.
The chemistry between Moana and Maui received huge praise from the fans and reviewers, and with the Moana sequel, we can expect a lot more of that. The first movie ended with Moana bidding farewell to Maui to return to her home, taking the role of the chief and Wayfinder to lead her people on the expedition. In the Sequel, Maui may show up to reunite with Moana. The story may showcase Moana in her new role as a Wayfinder. You can watch the Moana movie trailer for a basic idea about the movie.
Moana 2 Cast
Moana will have Auli’i as Mana, and Dwayne Johnson will be returning as Maui for sure as the sequel will be incomplete without any of the two. While Dwayne Johnson is busy with several projects and currently working on Black Adam movie of DC, he loved the role of Maui and stated that he enjoyed his time voicing the lines for the movie. Since he will only be voicing for the movie sequel, it won’t take much of his time, and we can expect a return of The Rock in Moana sequel.
It is challenging to tell the cast that will probably make a comeback to the sequel to this animated movie. The anticipated cast in the movie will include:
- Auli’ I Cravalho as Moana, Tui’s daughter, the village chief, and his wife, Sina. She was chosen by the ocean to reinstate the heart of the goddess Te Fiti.
- Dwayne Johnson as Maui, a heroic demigod who accompanies Moana in her journey to save oceans
- Rachel House as Tala, the mother of Tui and the paternal grandmother of Moana
- Temuera Marrison as Tui, the father of Moana and the chief of Motunai Island
- Jemaine Clement as Tamatoa, a villainous coconut cran from Lalotai, the Realm of Monsters
- Nicole Scherzinger as Sin, wife of Tui, mother of Moana, and chieftaincy of the Motunai Island
- Louise Bush as Toddler Moana
- Alan Tudyk as heihei, the pet. He also voices the Villager number three.
- Chris Jackson as the singing voice of Tui
- Oscar Kightley as a fisherman
Moana 2 Crew
Generally, Disney maintains its tradition of having the same team handle the sequels, and this has proven a successful strategy for the franchise, as the original makers have a better grasp over the story and can do justice to the sequel. While there are no official confirmations made by Disney about the movie yet, we can expect Disney to sign John Musker and Ron Clements to direct the sequel, while the movie to be written by Jared Bush as with the original movie.
When will Moana 2 Premiere?
Given that the sequel is yet to receive the official green signal, it is too early to talk about its premiere dates. However, Disney has reserved several slots for its upcoming releases, allowing the fans to make an intelligent guess for the Moana sequel. If rumors are to be believed, the sequel to Zootoopia would probably get a summer release, and the slot for November 2021 or early 2022 can be set for the release of Moana 2 release. If this comes to be true, we can expect the Moana 2 trailer along with the theatrical release of Zootoopia 2.
However, it is to be noted that Disney has several slots free for the 2021-2022 season, considering several MCU flicks with many new movies that Disney Films acquired with the Fox takeover. While the lack of movement or announcement for Moana 2 may be worrying, it looks like a sequel to the movie is around the corner. The original Moana movie grossed over $650 million. With such a huge success, a follow-up movie would be a guaranteed success for Disney. Hence, fans can expect an announcement for the same shortly.