Lion King fans rejoice, as there’s going to be a live-action remake!
Jon Favreau, who directed The Jungle Book live action movie recently, will be heading up the project and he’s announced who will play some of the main characters.
The Lion King (1994)
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Atlanta star and rapper Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, will play Simba, while James Earl Jones is set to reprise his role as Simba’s dad, Mufasa (he voiced the character in the 1994 original animated movie). Interesting fact: James also voiced Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy.
Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Alice In Wonderland and Maleficent were all hugely successful, and Emma Watson is also set to star as Belle in the upcoming live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast.
Other Upcoming Live Action Films
These films are also reportedly going to be made into Live-action movies: Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Cruella (101 Dalmatians), Mulan, as well as Pinocchio – Robert Downey Jr. is set star as Geppetto, and will also produce the film alongside his wife Susan – Mary Poppins will star Emily Blunt as the British nanny.
Reese Witherspoon will get a leading role in 'Tinker Bell', a remake of Peter Pan. Release date TBA. pic.twitter.com/4JDOI7IKug
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Reese Witherspoon is tipped to play Peter Pan’s fairy in an upcoming movie about Tinker Bell, while Game of Thrones writer Brian Cogman is writing a live-action remake of The Sword in the Stone.
Meanwhile, Tim Burton is set to direct a new Dumbo flick, and there’s naturally set to be some big changes to the story line, such as the introduction of a human family.
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Disney is also planning on producing a story about Snow White’s sister, Rose Red. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rose Red will work with the dwarves to bring Snow White back to life after she eats the poison apple. Rose Red appears in the Grimm brothers’ original fairy tale, though she had no relation to the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
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There will also be a retelling of Prince Charming, although it’s unclear whether the plot will centre around Snow White, Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty.
We. Can’t. Wait!
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