Moana Live-Action Release Cast All You Need to Know
Moana Live-Action Release And More: Disney is actively working on a live-action remake of the 2016 animated film “Moana,” with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson reprising his role as Maui. Despite the sustained popularity of the original movie and the success of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Billboard-topping soundtrack, there has been limited information regarding the upcoming live-action adaptation.
Moana live-action was confirmed by Disney in April 2023, and Dwayne Johnson’s return to the role of Maui added excitement among fans. However, details about other cast members and the production timeline remain undisclosed. Fans are eagerly anticipating more updates on the live-action “Moana,” but as of now, specific information about the cast and the film’s theatrical debut date is yet to be revealed.
Disney’s Moana Live-Action Release
Disney initially set a June 27, 2025 release date for Moana live-action. However, the casting process faced delays due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, leading to speculation about a potential postponement of the film’s release.
Despite these challenges, there is now reassurance that the film’s release date remains unchanged. Dwayne Johnson, who is reprising his role as Maui, confirmed the June 2025 debut during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in November 2023. He further affirmed the project’s status in an interview with People, stating that the “next project that [he] will be shooting is a live-action version of Moana,” indicating that the production is still on track and unaffected by the previous uncertainties.
As of now, it seems fans can confidently anticipate the release of Disney’s Moana remake on June 27, 2025. This date follows the debut of Greta Gerwig and Rachel Zegler’s live-action Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which will be out on March 21.
Cast in Disney’s Live-Action Moana
Dwayne Johnson holds the unique distinction of portraying Maui in both live-action and animation for Moana. However, Auliʻi Cravalho, the original voice actress for Moana, has confirmed that she will not be reprising her role in the live-action adaptation. Instead, Cravalho will take on the role of an executive producer, ensuring that the cast chosen accurately represents the characters and stories they aim to convey.
Cravalho expressed her honor in passing the baton to the next young woman of Pacific Island descent and eagerly anticipates the beautiful Pacific representation that will come with the new casting choices.
It’s worth noting that in the 2016 animated film, Temuera Morrison, known for his role as Boba Fett, voiced Moana’s father, Tui, while Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls provided the voice for Moana’s mother.
In the original 2016 animated film, Jermaine Clement portrayed the shiny coconut crab Tatamota, Alan Tudyk provided the sound effects for Hei-Hei, and Rachel House lent her voice to Moana’s grandmother, Gramma Tala. Disney has not officially confirmed whether these stars will be reprising their roles in the live-action remake.
Despite casting calls being announced, the SAG-AFTRA strike led to a delay until November 8, 2023. As of now, there have been no official announcements regarding the cast for the live-action Moana remake, except for the confirmation of Dwayne Johnson reprising his role as Maui. Fans will likely have to wait for further updates from Disney as the production progresses.