The Lion King: Donald Glover And James Earl Jones Cast In Disney’s Reimagining


Film News - The Lion King - Donald Glover And James Earl Jones Cast In Disney's ReimaginingThe Lion King director Jon Favreau took to twitter tonight to reveal that Donald Glover and James Earl Jones have been cast as Simba and Mufasa for the upcoming reimagining at Disney.

Film News - The Lion King - Donald Glover Set To Play Simba

The Lion King - James Earl Jones To Play MufasaJon Favreau met with Donald Glover during a roundtable discussing in December for The Hollywood Reporter. James Earl Jones meanwhile will be reprising the role he iconically voiced in the 1994 animated feature.

 

The Lion King still remains one of the biggest animated films of all time over twenty years later, with a worldwide box office total around the $968m mark, winning two Oscars and three Golden Globes in the process.

 

I must say while I’m excited for Glover that he’s landed the Simba role, I’m absolutely bloody happy that James Earl Jones will be reprising his talents again as Mufasa. It makes me curious now whether or not they’ll be doing their best to have Jeremy Irons returned to reprise his vocal talents for Scar or if they’ll go with someone entirely different.

 

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