Hold onto your coconuts, Disney fans! Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson just made a smashing appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to drop a massive bombshell – he’s set to take on the iconic role of Maui in the live-action remake of ‘Moana’!
During his chat with Jimmy, The Rock spilled the juicy details about the project. First up, he revealed that the talented Thomas Kail is all set to direct the live-action ‘Moana,’ slated for a 2026 release. But that’s not all! The Broadway sensation Lin-Manuel Miranda, famous for ‘Hamilton,’ will be lending his musical genius to compose the movie’s tunes, reuniting with Kail once again.
Now, no Dwayne Johnson appearance would be complete without some jaw-dropping stunt or surprise, right? The Rock treated the ecstatic studio audience to a thrilling rendition of “You’re Welcome,” the unforgettable hit song from the animated ‘Moana.’ Needless to say, the crowd went wild!
Back when this project was first announced, Disney fans around the world were left in awe by the news of a live-action ‘Moana.’ The Rock, not only portraying Maui but also producing, brought the concept to life. The actor expressed his deep connection to the story, saying, “This story is my culture, and this story is emblematic of our people’s grace and warrior strength.” He emphasized how proud he is to be a part of it, citing the influence of his late grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia.
In the era of Disney revisiting beloved classics in live-action form, ‘Moana’ is set to dazzle audiences once again. Get ready to sail into an adventure filled with music, dance, and Polynesian culture when this extraordinary movie hits the big screen in 2026.
But that’s not all, folks! Disney’s got a treasure trove of sequels, remakes, and more up its sleeve, with beloved franchises like Toy Story, Frozen, and Zootopia in the pipeline. The House of Mouse is showing no signs of slowing down as it continues to bring cherished stories to life in exciting new ways.
So, are you as excited as we are for the upcoming live-action ‘Moana’? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments!”
November 14, 2023 11:19 am