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    Internet Goes Wild Over Spectacular Live-Action ‘Moana’ Fan Trailer Featuring Zendaya And Dwayne Johnson

    Walt Disney Studios announced that 2016’s beloved animated movie ‘Moana‘s live-action film is under development. However, due to the ongoing WGA strike, numerous Hollywood shows along with many Disney films have been affected including ‘Moana‘s live-action version. Despite the delay, fans of Moana are eagerly waiting to watch what the live-action film brings to the table.

    It is confirmed that Dwayne Johnson will reprise his role as Maui, but instead of just lending his voice, the actor himself will be seen playing the role of the demigod. Unfortunately, Auli’i Cravalho will not return to play the titular princess in this upcoming project, hence the studio will have to look for a new protagonist. And who other than Zendaya can ace the role?

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    Fans Are Excited For Zendaya To Play Moana In The Upcoming Live-Action Film


    On July 25, 2023, a brand new trailer of the live-action version of ‘Moana’ was released featuring Zendaya in a titular role and The Rock representing his role as Maui. The trailer quickly gained millions of views, making fans confused if the trailer is official or a fan-art. The trailer was published by Cinema Pro Studio with ‘Euphoria’ star joining Dwayne Johnson in the film along with a very accurate description. 

    The description read, “Here’s our concept trailer for ‘Moana Live Action,’ an exhilarating cinematic journey that brings Zendaya’s Moana and Dwayne Johnson’s Maui to life in a captivating new adaptation. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of Oceania as we follow Moana, a determined and courageous young woman, on a quest to save her people and fulfill her destiny. The trailer unveils breathtaking visuals of lush tropical islands, enchanting oceanic vistas, and the vibrant culture of the Pacific Islands.”

    The trailer’s description also highlighted Moana and Mui’s friendship, “Experience the heartwarming bond between Moana and Maui as they embark on a thrilling adventure filled with mythical creatures, magical encounters, and self-discovery. With an enthralling musical score, dazzling visual effects, and glimpses of the magnetic chemistry between Zendaya and Dwayne Johnson, our concept trailer offers a glimpse of the reimagined and empowering tale that awaits. Get ready to sail the high seas with Moana and Maui in a live-action adaptation that celebrates the spirit of bravery, friendship, and the magic that lies within.”

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    Why Auliʻi Cravalho Will Not Reprise Her Role As Moana

     Auliʻi Cravalho

    Many Disney fans were disappointed that Auliʻi Cravalho will not reprise her role as the titular character. She originally voiced Moana when she was just 14 and now in its live-action film, Zendaya will take over the role of the titular character. Cravalho took to Instagram to confirm she will not be playing Moana in live-action, however, she will still be involved with the production. 

    Cravalho started her statement with, “Aloha Mai Kakou. As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, live-action Moana is in the works and you all have been waiting very patiently for updates. So, I’ve written a few things down. When I was cast as Moana at 14, it wonderfully changed my life and started my career. In this live-action retelling, I will not be reprising the role. I believe it is absolutely vital [that] the cast accurately represents the characters and stories we want to tell”. Cravalho continued, “So, as an executive producer of the film, I cannot wait to help find the next actress to portray Moana’s courageous spirit, undeniable wit, and emotional strength”.

    Finally, the actress concluded “I’m truly honored to pass this baton to the next young woman of Pacific Island descent to honor our incredible Pacific people’s cultures and communities that helped inspire her story and I look forward to all the beautiful Pacific representation to come. Mahalo”.

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    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah is a content know-it-all, working as an Entertainment Writer for First Curiosity. When she's not forensic-analyzing new movies and shows, she's probably out there with her camera. Approach her with your fan theories, and you've got yourself a friend for life. She aspires to be a professional content critic someday.

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