Is a Pocahontas Live-Action Movie Releasing in 2025? New Film Speculation Explained

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Speculation is mounting about a potential live-action remake of Disney’s beloved 1995 animated classic, Pocahontas, purportedly set to debut in 2025.

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Live-Action Pocahontas 2025 Movie Speculation

The buzz began when a trailer surfaced on The Yeti’s YouTube channel, hinting at a live-action remake of Pocahontas. The trailer features Prey star Amber Midthunder as Pocahontas and Elvis star Austin Butler as John Smith. It even includes a new rendition of the iconic song “Colors of the Wind” and suggests a 2025 release date.

However, this trailer has been confirmed as fake, using footage from other movies like Prey and employing deepfake technology to create a convincing illusion.

Currently, the only Disney live-action remakes with confirmed release dates include:

There is also a live-action Lilo & Stitch remake in the works, though it doesn’t yet have a set release date.

Will Disney Make a Live-Action Pocahontas Remake?

In 2019, Inside the Magic reported a rumor that Disney was planning a live-action Pocahontas remake, inspired by the success of films like Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. Despite this, no official announcements or developments have followed.

Longtime Disney composer Alan Menken, speaking at a promotional event (via Digital Spy), addressed the challenges of remaking Pocahontas. He expressed doubt about the feasibility of such a project given modern sensibilities and the potential for controversy:

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“I don’t know if we’ll ever be able to do Pocahontas,” Menken said, highlighting the difficulty of avoiding offense with the story’s sensitive themes. He described the original film as a “clunky attempt at watered-down corporate inclusivity” that overlooks the harsher aspects of Native history in favor of a feel-good narrative.

Given these complications and the sensitive nature of the Pocahontas story, a live-action remake seems unlikely at this time.

For now, fans can revisit the original Pocahontas, available for streaming on Disney+.

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