Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is the most popular male film star in the world. Lin Manuel-Miranda’s infectious enthusiasm and brilliant Broadway musical smash Hamilton have swept the collective internet off their feet. Now the two have finally made their long-awaited appearance in the studio to record new original songs for Disney.
In April 2015, Disney announced that it would be bringing The Rock on board for their newest animated film Moana. It was announced in August that Manuel — creator and star of the historical hit Hamilton — would be lending his songwriting talents to the production. Now it’s 2016, and the two are finally hitting the studio together:
Whoa, what’s that noise? Just two of the internet’s biggest fandoms crashing together harder than all of your secret Superwholock fanfiction. I mean, we’re pretty sure if Anna Kendrick got in on the action, the internet would collapse in on itself.
In Moana, Johnson will play a legendary demi-god accompanying the titular character on her quest to find a fabled island in the South Pacific. The film is set for release in November 2016, which leaves us months to somehow get even more hype than we are now. If the responses to the above tweet from Miranda are any indication, that might not even be possible. Sadly, we have yet to hear a preview of The Rock’s vocal chops, so fingers crossed the two titans of social media will be getting those out soon.
Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’ll just be over here listening to the Hamilton soundtrack and setting very important Google alerts for literally any preview of new work from Miranda.