In the fall of 2017, Disney released their latest tale surrounding a new “princess” (daughter of the chief) and her quest to make the world a better place. Featuring the voice talents of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Auliʻi Cravalho as Maui and Moana respectively, Moana provided another fine example of Disney’s mission to create new and diverse stories that can make kids and adults of every race and age feel represented.
One of the highlights of the entire film was the incredible score that was orchestrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the genius behind the Broadway musical of a generation Hamilton: An American Musical. Miranda, who is currently reprising his role of the ten-dollar founding father without a father Alexander Hamilton during a limited run of the production in Puerto Rico, makes it very well known via social media that his love for Disney films runs deep and his passion could be felt in every interview he conducted leading up to Moana’s release.
The film grossed a staggering $643.3 million worldwide so it was only a matter of time before news dropped regarding a sequel. According to Page Six, that sequel is currently in development with Miranda writing the screenplay this time.
“He is talking to Disney about a sequel to ‘Moana,’ but the movie would be about a Latina princess.”
During an interview with the publication, Miranda’s father, Luis Miranda, revealed that not only was Lin working on the sequel but he was also looking to create the first Latina Disney Princess to be featured on the big screen. While The Disney Channel boasts the first princess with Latina heritage with ‘Elena and the Secret of Avalor’ Animated TV series, this would mark the first time a Latina princess would get her chance to shine in a more cinematic manner.
As a huge fan of Lin-Manuel Miranda myself, a film written by him set within a Disney Princess environment sounds like a dream come true for all involved parties.
Source: Page Six