First footage of Jon Favreaus The Lion King unveiled at D23

18 July, 2017, 02:08 | Author: Benny Bass
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If Jon Favreau is reading this I have one question for him.... will be get to see more of Rafiki kung fu kicking hyena ass in the live action movie?

Omega Underground first broke the news of Jackman's involvement in the Lion King remake, citing an insider on the project who confirmed he would be voicing the notorious villain Scar. Jackman also worked with Disney in 2011's Reel Steel.

Just as this rumored casting began gaining steam, sources were quick to shut it down. His team member claimed there was "absolutely no truth" to the rumor and fans instantly became deflated. He chose to bring some of the footage with him and debuted it to the crowd at D23. Director Jon Favreau shared an nearly shot-for-shot remake of the original 1994's film opening sequence, set to CIRCLE OF LIFE. Much like the Jungle Book you wouldn't be able to tell these were not real animals. However, that is highly unlikely. Donald Glover's signed up to voice Simba, with James Earl Jones reprising his role as Simba's father, Mufasa. The 1994 classic film was received very well and became one of the most-loved modern Disney movies. Alas with what Jackman's representatives have said, it seems there's zero room for Jackman being involved. The crowd, not unsurprisingly, went nuts and that was all there was to say about The Lion King. Disney has yet to confirm this just yet, but with D23 now underway, we expect them to do so quite soon.

I don't know if you heard, but Disney is on a live-action remake tear right now. Newcomer Mena Massoud will play Aladdin, and Power Rangers Naomi Scott will round out the cast as Princess Jasmine.

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