Child or adult, The Lion King is an emotional journey that should have left an imprint on those who have seen the Disney animated film. From the soundtrack to the colorful visuals to the wonderful voice acting, the movie was the complete package. So when Jon Favreau announced a live-action remake, it was no surprise people got excited. It had been silent on their end for quite some time since then, but today, Favreau finally tweeted out who will play his Simba and Mufasa. Making his return as King of the Jungle is James Earl Jones. By his side, to play Simba his son, will be Donald Glover.

Right now, it’s uncertain exactly how the actors will play their roles. Previously, Favreau remade The Jungle Book into a live-action movie. However, the amazing cast just voiced their animal counterparts. Don’t be surprised if the remains to be the case here. Whatever the case may be, fans are hoping to hear a Glover sing a song or two from the musical. Remember though, most of the singing was done by the younger Simba. It’s assumed Glover will play the elder version of Simba, but maybe there’s a chance he could voice his younger self.

As for Jones, if you’re not familiar with him by now, you should probably take the time to do so, right now. Known for his incredibly resounding voice and overbearing presence, his credits include some of the most standout characters in movie history such as the voice of Darth Vader, Mufasa, and Thulsa Doom. The man is a legend.

No date has been set for the release of Favreau’s The Lion King.

Source: Slashfilm

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