It’s been revealed by Entertainment Weekly that Star Wars actress, Kelly Marie Tran has taken over the lead role of Raya in the upcoming Walt Disney Animated Studios classic, “Raya and the Last Dragon“.

Raya was originally going to be played by Cassie Steele, who previously starred in “Degrassi: The Next Generation“.

The animated movie is set in a land called Kumandra, split into five different regions, a warrior named Raya searches for the last dragon in the world, called Sisu, who is a dragon in human form, but needs Raya’s help to reclaim her power and become her true dragon self.  Sisu is played by Awkwafina.

It has also been announced the the film is being directed by Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada.  With Qui Nguyen joining Adele Lim as co-writers.  Paul Briggs and John Ripa will also be serving as co-directors.

Ew has also revealed a brand new first look image on the project that reveals some a character calle Tuk Tuk, who is a fuzzy bear meets “an insect version of an armadillo.”

RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON – As an evil force threatens the kingdom of Kumandra, it is up to warrior Raya, and her trusty steed Tuk Tuk, to leave their Heart Lands home and track down the last dragon to help stop the villainous Druun. © 2020 Disney. All Rights Reserved.
CR: Walt Disney Animation Studios

“Raya and the Last Dragon“ is set to be released in cinemas on March 12th, 2021.  It was pushed back from this November due to the Coronavirus situation, as most of the work on the film has been continuing at home throughout the pandemic.


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