25Confirmed: The Lion King
The Lion King was originally released in 1994 and has continued to be a firm favorite with audiences of all ages. The original cast featured the voices of Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Whoopi Goldberg, Rowan Atkinson and many other prominent celebrities. In September 2016, it was announced
that Disney was planning on on doing a CGI remake of this family favorite with Jon Favreau at the helm.
The plans were confirmed in November 2017, and so far, we’ve learnt that the new cast will include Beyonce (Nala), Donald Glover (Simba), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), JD McCrary (Young Simba), Shahadi Wright Joseph (Young Nala), and the return of James Earl Jones (Mufasa).
It’s also been revealed that the remake will only include four of the songs from the original The Lion King soundtrack, but the filmmakers are looking to Beyonce and Elton John for some new musical material for this upcoming remake.
The Lion King release date: July 19, 2019.