Word spread like WILDFIRE after Beyonce confirmed on Wednesday that a Lion King remake was indeed happening and she would star as Nala in the 2019 film. Of course they BeyHive went crazy and Childish fans everywhere are HYPE to see Donald Glover star as Simba.
But can we take a minute to appreciate the legend James Earl Jones? Jones will be reprising his role from the 1994 animated film as Simba’s father, Mufasa. How freaking dope is that?!?! As big Disney Junior fans in here we watch The Lion Guard daily and its always too different for me to hear Mufasa in someone else’s voice. I couldn’t imagine my kids growing up, seeing this new movie (RJ will be almost 5 when it comes out!) and knowing Mufasa’s voice as someone else. I am super super excited about this and LOVED that he is returning to his role. I can’t wait to see how Jon Favreau (director of “The Jungle Book,” Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man”) plays this out.
The Lion King roars into theaters everywhere on July 19th 2019!
How are you feeling about a live action remake of the Lion King? Here for it? Let me know in the comments. xoxo