A fan-made trailer featuring Zendaya and Dwayne Johnson as Moana and Maui has gone viral.
After Duane Johnson announced the release of a playable version of the beloved Disney cartoon Moana (who will also act as a producer), it is still unknown who will play the role of the brave Moana in the film. Dwayne will reprise his role as the demigod Maui, which he voiced in the original film, with Thomas Cale re-directed. However, due to the current SAG-AFTRA strike, it may be some time before we know who Moana will be next. Meanwhile, Cinematic Pro Studio (a YouTube channel specializing in fan-made trailers) had fun making live action trailer for Oceania who sees the star of Spiderman and Dune, Zendaya, starring opposite the Rock. The fake trailer has been viewed almost half a million times in the past six days. While many Zendaya fans are interested in seeing her in this role, it’s important to note that Moana is a Polynesian character and will most likely be played by a Pacific Islander actress.
Below is a dummy Moana trailer with Zendaya as Moana:
The trailer caption reads:
“Introducing the concept trailer for Oceania, a thrilling cinematic journey that brings Dwayne Johnson’s Moana Zendaya and Maui to life in an exciting new adaptation. Immerse yourself in the hypnotic world of Oceania as you follow Wayana, a determined and courageous young woman who seeks to save her people and fulfill her destiny. The trailer showcases breathtaking images of lush tropical islands, mesmerizing ocean views and vibrant Pacific island culture. Discover the touching bond between Moana and Maui as they embark on an exciting adventure full of mythical creatures, magical encounters and self-discovery. Featuring a gripping soundtrack, dazzling visuals, and glimpses of the magnetic chemistry between Zendaya and Dwayne Johnson, our concept trailer offers a taste of a reimagined and powerful story. Get ready to take to the high seas with Moana and Maui in this live-action adaptation that celebrates the spirit of courage, friendship and the magic that lies within us.”
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Auli Cravalho, old Moana
One thing is for sure, Auli Cravalho, the actress who voiced Wayana in Oceania, will not be returning to play the role, as she already announced on Instagram some time ago. However, the actress will return as an executive producer. The team behind the new version will also include Scott Sheldon, screenwriter Jared Bush, and Dana LeDoux Miller, a Samoan manufacturing expert.