It looks like Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda won’t be cutting ties with Disney any time soon.
Vulture has learned that Miranda is working with Zootopia co-director Byron Howard on a new animated film they are “building from the ground up.”
“That’s the fun thing about working with someone and having it go well — you go, ‘Okay, what else can we do?'” Miranda told Vulture. “Lasseter took me aside and said, ‘I have an idea: Here’s Byron, and you guys should start talking.'” Though he was excited, Miranda couldn’t say much else about the project, except to caution that it could take years to bear fruit, given the glacial pace of animated production. “We literally haven’t gotten in the room yet,” he said, “but we’re plotting.”
Other Disney projects that Miranda is currently working on are the upcomning animated film Moana, the Mary Poppins sequel, in which he will star alongside Emily Blunt, and the live action remake of The Little Mermaid, which is in such early stages that Lin claims that he “doesn’t have a title on what my job is yet.”
Ok, so when Hamilton becomes a feature film, and it will eventually become a film, does that mean Disney will be the ones handling it? And, if so, can they make it animated?!