There’s something for everyone in this very holy-shit lineup.
We previously reported the cast for Jon Favreau’s ‘live action’ (read: fancy CGI) Lion King remake was shaping up quite nicely. Now, we can all officially go wild, because this final, confirmed cast list, is, to be blunt, fucking lit.
Beyoncé, yes, Beyoncé, posted a picture of the full cast on her Facebook page, confirming a couple of rumours, as well as confirming herself as fucking Nala opposite Donald Glover’s Simba. In addition to this being one of the most batshit-decadent movies in recent memory, it seems safe to assume the soundtrack is also going to bang.
Elsewhere, James Earl Jones reprises his role as Mufasa – a first for Disney in their new quest to remake every popular cartoon film from their past – and Chiwetel Ejiofor is Scar, bringing an end to the rumours that Hugh Jackman might take a stab. Ejiofor is an Oscar-winning actor whose intensity levels are off the charts, but here’s hoping he channels a little bit of the Jeremy Irons camp we all know and love, too.
Here’s the full rundown of who’ll be doing what. See you all in Summer 2019.