Disney may be in talks for their first-ever Latina princess on the big screen. With Lin-Manuel Miranda as the driving force.
According to Page Six, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has been in talks with Disney to co-write an animated musical that would feature Disney’s first Latina film heroine.
According to the report, the project would be a follow-up to the 2016 Disney mega-hit, Moana, for which Miranda co-wrote the score.
Luis Miranda, Lin’s father confirmed to the outlet that negotiations are taking place. He tells Page Six.
“He is talking to Disney about a sequel to ‘Moana,’ but the movie would be about a Latina princess.”
Currently, the only Latina princess Disney has ever seen is Princess Elena, who has only existed on the small screen, on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. The princess first made her debut in Elena and the Secret of Avalor back in 2016.
According to Page Six, Disney has not commented on whether or not talk of the possible new princess is confirmed.
Released in 2016, Moana centered on a adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.
Source: Page Six