The Lion King remake is officially happening! Disney and director Jon Favreau made the joint announcement this week, confirming that the movie would be a live-action remake of the 1994 animated film.
The Lion King remake comes after 2017’s Beauty And The Beast with Emma Watson and 2016’s The Jungle Book, where the cartoon was re-imagined the 1967 musical with a live-action cast and CGI animals – also directed by Favreau. Disney also slipped in the news that there is a Jungle Book sequel in the works…
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There’s no news on a trailer, release date or cast just yet, but we can’t help but wonder who will play Simba and co in the live action remake. We’ve got some suggestions for Disney, and you can let us know if we've missed your favourite below...
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With Disney confirming that The Lion King remake would include some of the film’s most popular songs (including Circle Of Life, Hakuna Matata and Can You Feel The Love Tonight), any actors wanting in on The Lion King remake better get started on those vocal warm-ups.