Disney’s Live-Action Lion King Gets A Release Date


Two decades after the release of an animated Disney film, it gets adapted into a real life film industry juggernaut.

With Beauty and the Beast’s record-breaking run nearing an end, Disney is preparing live-action makes on Mulan, Aladdin, and The Lion King. Furthermore, we finally have a solid release date for Jon Favreau’s redo of the 1994 hit.

The director declared the Lion King release date on his Twitter account. He utilized emojis for a lion and a crown alongside a photo of the date July 19, 2019.

James Earl Jones is set to repeat his part as Mufasa in the film, while Donald Glover (Atlanta) will play Simba. Gossip has it that Favreau’s top pick for the role of Nala is super star Beyonce. This is in spite of the fact that there’s no word on whether the studio has been able to negotiate with her.

Favreau, who effectively directed Disney’s live-action Jungle Book redo a year ago, spoke up about his plans for the movie, saying that it was crucial for him to incorporate minutes that individuals know and grew up with in the original.

“I made a big list, and those are the images we definitely needed,” he said at the Tribeca Talks’ Directors Series (via Entertainment Weekly). “The Jungle Book was 50 years ago, Lion King was 20, and people grew up with it in an age of video, where they watched it over and over again. So I have to really examine all of those plot points. Also, the myths are very strong in it, so you’re hitting something even deeper than the movie sometimes. What I’m trying to do is honor what was there… There are certain expectations people have.”

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