The first teaser trailer is finally out. It's made us go all nostalgic, featuring the famous display of newborn Simba at Pride Rock with a mellifluous voiceover from James Earl Jones, who is reprising his role as Simba's father, Mufasa.
The Lion King remake will be directed by The Jungle Book and Iron Man's Jon Favreau, and will see actor and musician Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) voice the grown Simba. And Queen Bey herself, the mighty Beyoncé, will be joining to voice the feisty lioness, and main love-interest, Nala.
A fantastic ensemble cast is rounded off by Chiwetel Ejiofor, who will lend his voice to villain Scar. A who's-who of current comedy legends including John Oliver, Keegan Michael Key and Seth Rogen are all set to feature in what might well be scene-stealing cameo roles.
The Lion King, first released in 1994, is one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time. Following the huge success of recent live-action remakes of Disney classics, we think that it's safe to say that this will be another global box-office hit.
Of all the possible Disney remakes we could hope for, this is surely the most exciting. Hakuna Matata everyone.
|What||Disney live-action remake: The Lion King trailer, coming 2019|
|Where||Various Locations | MAP|
On 19 Jul 19, 12:00 AM
|Price||£ determined by cinemas|
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