Is Dwayne Johnson returning for Disney’s live-action ‘Moana?’


Yes, Dwayne Johnson, commonly known as The Rock, has confirmed that a live-action adaptation of Disney’s Moana is currently in development. During an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Johnson confirmed this exciting news and even delighted the audience with a live, impromptu rendition of the song “You’re Welcome” from the original animated film.

Adding to the confirmation, Johnson took to X (formerly Twitter) to share further details about his involvement in the live-action Moana. He expressed his readiness to reprise his role as Maui in the upcoming adaptation, mentioning his peculiar but heartfelt singing style. Johnson’s announcement solidifies his return as the voice and potentially the visual representation of the beloved Polynesian demigod in the live-action version of Moana.

Fans of the original animated film are particularly excited about Johnson’s return to the role. His connection to the character through his distinctive voice, physical resemblance, and enthusiastic portrayal in the original animated film makes him an ideal candidate to bring Maui to life once again in a live-action setting.


Given his dedication to the role and the enthusiasm he’s shown, audiences are eagerly anticipating Johnson’s portrayal of Maui in costume and makeup, expecting another compelling and entertaining performance that captures the essence of the character from Moana.