What you need to know:
The sequel to the 2016 film already has a release date for the end of 2024 and even a small trailer.
They were already late, the net… but it was put together: Moana 2 is on the way. This was confirmed by Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, during an interview with CNBC (via Variety).
This is a rather peculiar announcement because of what was already mentioned that it took them a long time to give a sequel to the story. But the most surprising thing is that the film It has an official release date for the end of this same 2024.
Disney preferred to make a sequel in the cinema than a TV series
Well, Disney did plan to continue the 2016 film. The thing is that originally, It had been decided to make a series for Disney+which was quite strange in the understanding that if a film franchise is successful, it will most likely get a second film.
In the end, the Mickey Mouse company changed plans to, in effect, have another movie made. “Moana is still an incredibly popular franchise and we can’t wait to bring you more of Moana and Maui when ‘Moana 2’ arrives…”said Bob Iger in the announcement of the film, of which they also shared an official image that we leave you below.
The synopsis, a small preview and release date of ‘Moana 2’
The first installment stood out at the time for being one of the first Disney stories where a different role was given to the main character. Unlike the princesses of years past, Moana’s story did not focus on overcome adversity to find true love.
Here, we were shown the protagonist on a journey that leads her to discover her vocation beyond becoming the chief of her island tribe. And so, we see how she faces an ancient threat that threatened nature and the inhabitants, this in the conflict of the goddess Te Fiti and the demon Te Kā.
As you may recall, the first film ended with Moana assuming her role as island chief and spiritual guide, this while embarking on a new adventure with Maui as a companion. Although it is not known what the twist and antagonist of the new installment will be, this is the official synopsis shared by Disney about the sequel:
Moana 2 takes audiences on an expansive new journey with Moana, Maui, and a new crew of unlikely sailors. After receiving an unexpected call from her wayfinding ancestors, Moana must travel to the distant seas of Oceania and dangerous, long-lost waters for an adventure the likes of which she has never faced before..
And as we said, we already have a release date for Moana 2, which will be released in theaters on November 27, 2024.. Check out the brief trailer that Disney recently shared below.