It has taken a while, but finally, actress Auli’i Cravalho is confirmed to be reprising her voice role of Moana in Disney’s upcoming sequel.

Three weeks ago Disney chief Bob Iger announced the existence of the sequel to the 2016 animated hit, revealing the project was originally planned as a TV series but the company opted to retool it and produce a second film.

One day later, Dwayne Johnson was reportedly in talks and looking likely to return as the voice of the god Maui. Cravalho was also in talks to return as Moana, but hers weren’t as far along and it wasn’t a done deal.

Now it is, with Cravalho celebrating the news with a video of herself outside Disney Animation Studios on Instagram.

The story takes audiences on an expansive new voyage with Moana, Maui and a brand-new crew of unlikely seafarers. After receiving an unexpected call from her wayfinding ancestors, Moana must journey to the far seas of Oceania and into dangerous, long-lost waters for an adventure unlike anything she’s ever faced.

Dave Derrick Jr. helms the new film with music by winners Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, Opetaia Foa’i, and Mark Mancina (Lin-Manuel Miranda is not returning).

The first film pulled in over $680 million at the box office and still sits regularly very high on streaming charts. Whilst Johnson is reprising his role for the currently in development live-action adaptation of that first film, Cravalho won’t be back her role for that version.

“Moana 2” is set to open in cinemas on November 27th.

Source: Deadline

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