This has been kicking around the interweb for a couple of days, and I think it’s been in the ether long enough that there might be some some fire under that smoke.
Long story short, The New York Post’s Page Six reported on January 21 (but keep in mind that Disney has Princess Elena of Avalor, “a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairy tale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore,” on the small screen):
Lin-Manuel Miranda may create Disney’s first Latina princess
Page Six’s Emily Smith wrote:
…Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is in talks with Disney about co-writing an animated musical featuring a young Latina heroine.
Amid much debate about the lack of diverse lead roles in Hollywood, particularly in the animated genre, Miranda is talking to Disney about a follow-up to its 2016 smash hit “Moana.”
Miranda’s father, Luis, exclusively told Page Six, “He is talking to Disney about a sequel to ‘Moana,’ but the movie would be about a Latina princess.”
As of today, neither LMM or Disney has confirmed. But stay tuned…
In the meantime, I would say that Lin-Manuel Miranda could read stereo instructions in monotone and I’d watch and listen, so another go at the silver screen for him and the Disney creatives sounds pretty good to this guy.
But what do you think? Let us know in the comments below…