Dwayne Johnson has appeared at the D23 Expo to talk his latest role – a superhero in the South Pacific.
The Rock will voice Maui, the overprotective father of title character Moana – who has yet to be cast for the film, which is set 2000 years ago and focuses on a group of people renowned as the greatest navigators the world have known. The movie will tell the story of that group resuming their voyaging, after 1000 years of non-activity, more specifically focusing on Moana as she sets out to become a navigator herself following the death of her grandmother.
Maui will have the ability to shape shift into birds and be in possession of a “mighty, magical fishhook”. Johnson explained his Samoan heritage, calling it a honour to be cast in the role.
“To tell a story inspired by the South Pacific is a great honor.”
Moana will be released on November 23, 2016.