In recent months, much speculation has been surrounding the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s beloved animated film Moana. Fans are especially eager to find out who will play the titular character. Rumors have been swirling that Hollywood star Zendaya is set to take on the role, but is this true? In this article, we’ll be doing a deep dive into the facts and setting the record straight with a thorough fact check.
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Is Zendaya Playing Moana In The Live-Action Movie?
Zendaya is widely recognized for her roles in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: No Way Home. Zendaya is now internationally recognized. After the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, in which she co-starred with the renowned Hollywood actor Tom Holland, her fame has skyrocketed. It is now believed that Zendaya will star in the live-action adaptation of the 2016 Disney film. Please take a look below and read the truth. Scroll down the page.
We refute rumors that Zendaya has been cast as Moana in the live-action remake of the 2016 Disney film. According to HITC, the film’s ongoing viral poster is a hoax. It has been deemed a photo-manipulated image of the actress. However, the editing of the poster is excellent, as it appears to be an official movie poster released by the film’s creators. However, Zendaya has not yet been approached for such a film. There has been no official confirmation as of yet. We debunk this rumor and urge individuals not to believe social media forwards until verified. Continue down the page.
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Zendaya Will Not Play Moana!
The recently uploaded poster to Twitter had Zendaya’s fans wondering if she would play Moana in the live-action adaptation of the film. Although Disney and Dwayne Johnson announced a live-action Moana film, Zendaya will not play the title character.
The fake poster depicted the Euphoria actress dressed as Moana and holding what appeared to be an oar. In the meantime, the image caption reads “Zendaya as Moana.” However, the poster lacked specifics and the Disney logo. The poster was initially shared as a screenshot on Facebook by a TikTok user with the caption,
The next live-action ‘Moana’ film will star Zendaya as Moana
The next live-action 'Moana' film will star Zendaya as Moana 🌊 pic.twitter.com/OaCcgafs1i
— Matt Rickard (@Rickard18Matt) April 27, 2023
In contrast, this assertion is false. Even the Spider-Man actress has not commented on the possibility of playing Moana in the forthcoming Disney film.
The Rock Announces The Live-Action Remake Of The Disney Film
The Rock announced the new live-action remake during the April 3 Disney shareholders meeting. He tweeted,
Humbled to say we’re bringing #MOANA’s beautiful story to the live action big screen! #MAUI changed my life (miss you grandpa) and I’m honored to partner with @DisneyStudios to tell our story thru the realm of music & dance, which at the core is who we are as Polynesian people
Humbled to say we’re bringing #MOANA’s beautiful story to the live action big screen!#MAUI changed my life (miss you grandpa) and I’m honored to partner with @DisneyStudios to tell our story thru the realm of music & dance, which at the core is who we are as Polynesian people🪝 pic.twitter.com/CxJFKQewUS
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 3, 2023
In the Disney film, for which he is also one of the producers, the 50-year-old actor will reprise his role as Maui. While Auli’i Cravalho, the 2016 film’s original voice actor, will executive produce the live-action remake, Disney has yet to confirm Moana’s final cast.
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