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Director Jon Favreau took to Twitter on Friday evening to announce two members of The Lion King cast. It’s the latest in a line of live-action versions of Disney animated classics which include the upcoming Beauty and the Beast and Favreau’s recent The Jungle Book. The Lion King cast includes Donald Glover (Community, Atlanta) as the young lion Simba and James Earl Jones (Star Wars) as Mufasa. Jones, of course, did the voice of Mufasa in the 1994 animated film. Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) was the voice of the adult Simba, with Joseph Williams (the band Toto) doing the singing.
ComingSoon.net recently spoke to Favreau about his work on The Jungle Book, during which he told us that he was planning to use VR technology on The Lion King. He told us, “I’d gone over at lunch just to see what the new VR technology was, and by the end of it, we were starting to try to figure out how to use VR in shot design. It’s kind of like if you have a person wearing the HMD, wearing the visor, [if it’s] is the audience member, you write code one way, but if that person is the camera, you’re using the same tools, but you’re kind of changing the work flow so that you’re using it to build the footage, as opposed to using the VR to observe the footage or experience the content.” He explained that there is so much innovation going in for video games since they’re made for consumers. He said that not as much is being done in terms of behind-the-scenes technology for film. What do you think of The Lion King cast so far? Who would you like to see play Nala, Timon or Pumbaa? What about Scar? Do you want them to get Jeremy Irons (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) to do the voice?
Now, here's my idea of voice cast for the brand new live-action/CG reboot of The Lion King:
- Young Simba - Voiced by Neel Sethi
- Young Nala - Voiced by Maya Feltheimer
- Adult Nala - Voiced by Rosario Dawson
- Sarabi - Voiced by Anika Noni Rose
- Scar - Voiced by Gary Oldman (or Jeremy Irons, If that's okay)
- Zazu - Voiced by Paul Giamatti
- Rafiki - Voiced by Jennifer Lewis
- Timon - Voiced by Max Casella
- Pumbaa -Voiced by Danny McBride
- Shenzi - Voiced by Carrie Paff
- Banzai - Voiced by Bill Hader
- Ed -Voiced by Tony Hale
Here it is everyone. And oh my god, Donald Glover is gonna be Simba and James Earl Jones (My favorite actor) is doing Mufasa once again.
That's a Double Yes!!!
And yes, some of us already saw this coming a mile away. It'll be interesting to see how they pull it off. Even though, there's no release date yet and the official teaser trailer is not yet announced, too. The Jungle Book is so epic great, so we'll see how this one turns out.