Now that the Hamilton film is formally on Disney Plus, we’re all (as soon as once more) speaking about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s unimaginable masterpiece of theater — each the nice elements and the elements which may go away a bit to be desired. However whereas there’s at the moment a renewed curiosity surrounding Hamilton, it’s additionally sort of wild to keep in mind that the hit present initially got here out again in 2015! Meaning it’s been greater than 5 years since Lin-Manuel Miranda first tread the boards as Alexander Hamilton!
What’s Lin-Manuel Miranda engaged on subsequent?
As you’re most likely already conscious, Lin has been concerned in a number of movie tasks past the movie model of Hamilton that simply got here to Disney Plus. He wrote and carried out music for Moana. He contributed music for Star Wars: The Pressure Awakens and The Rise of Skywalker. He voices Gizmoduck in Netflix’s DuckTales reboot. He starred in Mary Poppins Returns. And that’s simply the Disney stuff he’s been engaged on over the previous 5 years — don’t overlook his look in His Darkish Supplies!
Oh yeah, and he wrote a e book, launched the Hamilton mixtape, recorded the theme music for Netflix’s Magic Faculty Bus reboot, hosted SNL, and appeared on numerous different late-night exhibits. The man’s been busy.
So far as upcoming tasks, properly, the 40-year-old has fairly a couple of of these on his plate for the time being, too. The most important one might be the In The Heights movie, which has truly been in growth since 2008 (!). There have been a number of roadblocks within the movie’s manufacturing, together with Lin needing to get the rights again from The Weinstein Firm — after which the COVID-19 pandemic struck. The movie was initially supposed to come back out in June of 2020 however has been pushed again to June of 2021.
Lin can also be working because the director of the upcoming movie adaptation of Tick, Tick… Increase!, which might be launched on Netflix (finally — it was additionally delayed by the pandemic). In July of 2019, Lin introduced he’s engaged on one more huge challenge: an American Masters documentary concerning the lifetime of Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno. Lin can also be connected to Lionsgate’s movie adaptation of The Kingkiller Chronicle and is writing songs for a number of different tasks.
In case you’re questioning if there might be one other musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the reply is sure — although not an on-stage one (that we learn about!). In June of 2020, Lin confirmed on Good Morning America that he’s writing a brand new animated musical with Disney Animation. “I’m collaborating with the Zootopia guys and Jared Bush, who wrote Moana with me. It’s set in Colombia, in Latin America and that’s all I can say earlier than Bob Iger simply exhibits up in my dwelling,” he stated.
Whew. Like we stated, the man is seemingly tireless relating to taking up new tasks. You may even say he writes “like he’s working out of time.” In fact, we assume his followers are thrilled to have so many alternative tasks to sit up for. We’re additionally excited to see what he does subsequent (and we’re assuming that can positively be a couple of factor at a time).