This summer, Disney seems to have been planning to bring back those good old days back. Disney is offering one after the other nostalgic movies right from our childhood days. After taking us to Agrabah with Aladdin, Disney plans for another release – The Lion King live-action movie. The Lion King has a sweet memory to all of us and being a part of it will be nostalgic. Lion King this time will feature Beyonce, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones, Donald Glover as lead roles. The filmmaker has treated us with the trailer a few weeks ago. Disney has now shared a slew of new posters just as a reminder that The Lion King will hit the cinema just in 50 days.
The plot used in the film The Lion King is set in African Savannah. It showcases a future king aka Simba who has to overcome tragedy and betrayal and then ultimately take over his rightful place which is on Pride Rock. Jon Favreau is the director of this beautiful movie. The film also features Billy Eichner, Alfre woodland, John Kani, John Oliver, and Ejiofor. The role of young Simba will be played by JD McCrary whereas the older version of Simba will be played by Donald Glover. The role of younger Nala will be played by Shahadi Wright Joseph whereas older Nala will be played by Beyonce. Timon will be played by Billy Eichner, Pumbaa will be played by Seth Rogen, Scar will be played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mufasa will be played by James Earl Jones, Sarabi will be played by Alfre Woodard, Rafiki will be played by John Kani and Zazu will be played by John Oliver.
The Lion King promises to offer one hell of a helluva experience, Fans have really high expectations from the movie and the filmmaker is aware of it and that’s why in an interview with io9, he gave his assurance to the fans that he will not change the plot in any way but keep it close to the original. He mentioned in the interview, “We’re staying very, very close to what you think it’s gonna be. I think part of it is just understanding the way memory works”. He then adds “It depends how well you know it
. How much did we change in ‘Circle of Life’? You know, some of you might say, ‘Oh that’s shot for shot,’ but if we really look, it’s not. But, what you remember is gonna be in the movie”.