Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy. The film is directed by Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada, and it was written by Qui Nguyen and Adele Lim. All Rights reserved. Walt Disney Animation Studios has taken the wraps off its next project, unveiling at the D23 Expo on Saturday Raya and the Last Dragon, which will star Cassie Steele … The animated film, due in theaters on March 12, 2021, also stars Awkwafina as Sisu, the aforementioned last dragon. She was originally going to voice Raya in Raya and the Last Dragon. Steele is best know for starring on Degrassi: The Next Generation and also voices Tammy on Rick & Morty. who was announced at D23 last year. Like any Disney main character, Raya is joined on her adventure with her trusty animal sidekick — Tuk Tuk, an adorable armadillo just as skilled at navigating ancient caves. Tran will play the title role of Raya. Raya is described as “a five-star bad-ass,” and a footage preview shows lush jungle glistening under sheets of rain and a clinging mist. Raya and the Last Dragon trailer reveals epic action-adventure. Launch dates for broadcast, cable and streaming programs, Up-to-date lists for broadcast, cable and streaming series, Pandemic-proof vs. pandemic-contingent broadcast lineups, Signup for Breaking News Alerts & Newsletters, Get our latest storiesin the feed of your favorite networks. NHL Postpones Winter Classic, All-Star Weekend Until 2022, The Best Flat-Screen TVs That Don’t Cost a Small Fortune. Check out all-new concept … With Awkwafina, Kelly Marie Tran. Send us a tip using our annonymous form. Check out all-new concept art, and see the film in theaters November 2020. “My whole life, I trained to become a guardian of the Dragon Gem, but this world has changed. In a realm known as Lumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon. I look splendiferous.”, The cast of @DisneyAnimation’s new film Raya and the Last Dragon, @CassandraSteele and @Awkwafina join the filmmakers on stage at #D23Expo. But Who’s Buying? Disney has re-cast one of the title roles of its upcoming animated feature Raya And The Last Dragon, with Variety reporting that Kelly Marie Tran has come onboard to take over the part of Raya, which had previously been announced as going to actress Cassie Steele.actress Cassie Steele. In 2014, she played Sarah in the MTV horror television movie The Dorm. Awkwafina adds to her Disney credits that soon will include Shang-Chi and the live-action The Little Mermaid. pic.twitter.com/2J9um56pwU, — Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) August 24, 2019, Just Announced: Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, starring @cassandrasteele (Raya) and @Awkwafina (Sisu, the Last Dragon). Just Announced: Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, starring @cassandrasteele (Raya) and @Awkwafina (Sisu, the Last Dragon). In August, Tran took over the lead role from Steele. 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Entertainment Weekly has revealed that Star Wars: The Last Jedi Star, Kelly Marie Tran has signed on to voice Raya in Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, replacing Cassie Steele (Degrassi) who was announced at D23 last year.) On August. That said, Disney’s first Southeast Asian princess does seem to be speaking to a 2020 audience: “My whole life I trained to become a guardian of the dragon gem. Now, to restore peace, I must find the last dragon,” Raya says in the trailer while fighting a masked assailant. The film will release in theaters on March 12, 2021. In 2019, it was reported that Steele would voice the titular character in the Disney film Raya and the Last Dragon. In a realm known as Lumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon. “That’s me up there,” Awkwafina says while vamping. Steele released the single "Power" shortly afterwards.  Directed by Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada. Judging by the three-minute clip shown in the room, the epic fantasy is informed by the cultures of Southeast Asia, but the movie itself is set in mythical land. 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And its people are divided. One that could save an entire kingdom or bring it to an end. ... Cassie Steele … “Now, to restore peace, I must find the last dragon.” “I look good right? Raya and the Last Dragon • Stars Cassie Steele & Awkwafina • Inspired by cultures of SE Asia • Combo of classic Disney & Kung-Fu movies • Set in the mysterious land of Kumandra • Raya is a warrior on the search for the last In August, Tran took over the lead role from Steele. Copyright © 2020 Penske Business Media, LLC. Awkwafina said she likes the way she looks in her magical animated form as the dragon, named Sisu. The plot: a lone warrior from the fantasy kingdom of Kumandra teams up with a crew of misfits in her quest to find the Last Dragon and bring light and unity back to their world. Five hundred years later, the Druun are back, but one dragon was left behind in case the threat ever reappeared.