Just as we're getting over the fact that the musical production of Disney's The Lion King is coming to Manila next year, we receive the news of a Lion King reboot! And this time, it will be featuring a star-studded cast of voice actors we thought we'd only see in our dreams!
The cast includes Donald Glover who will be giving voice to Simba, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, and of course, Queen B Beyonce herself as Nala! Excited already?
Here's the list of the cast in the 2019 remake of the film, as announced by Disney:
The remake of the 1994 animated musical film The Lion King will be helmed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Elf, and The Jungle Book) and will tell the story of Simba, a lion destined to be king, and how he claims back the throne that was taken from him by his uncle Scar.
The original film won numerous awards in the year it was released, including an Academy Award for Best Song for Elton John's "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and Best Music for Hans Zimmer, as well as Golden Globes Award for Best Original Score, Original Song, and Motion Picture.
The Lion King is slated for release in July 2019. Can 2019 come any sooner please?