Disney’s new movie, Raya and the Last Dragon, gains a new trailer and posters today. Set to release on March 5th in theaters and for premiere access Disney+ users, the movie centers on a girl named Raya and her misfit crew as the look for the last dragon to unite their world. Things become complicated as she finally finds the dragon only to learn that she is a misfit herself, and still, she and this crew must find a way to unite all the nations once and for all.
The new trailer surprised viewers as one of the main stars was a “con-baby,” a baby who comes up to Raya under the muse of being lost but is actually a con artist. The altercation that follows shows Raya and the baby showing off their skills and precision, as well as Raya potentially getting the baby to join her team to look for the dragon.
The team from the movie comes from many of the same producers and artists as Moana and Frozen, which is evident in the art style from the trailer. Although this movie features a highly anticipated upgrade to the animation, one that will show the various worlds and characters of all shapes and sizes.
One of the most surprising and exciting things about the movie, however, came from one of the film’s directors.
There was buzz for this trailer starting yesterday when The Disinsider shared that Raya, which is inspired loosely on the style of Jean Wick, has a cut that could have gotten an R rating. Director Carlos Lôpez Estrada is quoted saying,
“There may ha ve been some things that if we were to include would give s an R rating for violence. Just so you know. There is a cut of the movie with broken bones and stuff.”
Twitter took this in stride, with many wishing they could see this cut with a darker take on the typical Disney animation.
Regardless of if we get to see this other version or not, the new trailer has been blowing up on social media and hype for the movie is at an all time high. Will you be seeing this movie upon release March 5th? We sure will!
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