The Lion King (2019)

    Release Date
    July 19th, 2019
    Director
    Writer
    • Jeff Nathanson
    Cast

    Latest 'The Lion King' News

    Beyonce Confirmed for Disney's Lion King, Full Cast Announced

    Beyonce Confirmed for Disney's Lion King, Full Cast Announced

    Disney has announced the full cast of Jon Favreau's The Lion King remake, including Beyonce, Keegan Michael Key, Florence Kasumba and more.

    Brian Gallagher

    Disney's Lion King Remake Finds Its Rafiki and Sarabi

    Disney's Lion King Remake Finds Its Rafiki and Sarabi

    The Lion King live-action remake brings in Captain America: Civil War stars John Kani as Rafiki and Alfre Woodard as Sarabi.

    Ryan Scott

    Disney's Lion King Remake Wants Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar

    Disney's Lion King Remake Wants Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar

    Doctor Strange star Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to reunite with Disney on Jon Favreau's upcoming live-action Lion King.

    Kevin Burwick

    Hugh Jackman Is Not Playing Scar in Disney's Lion King Remake

    Hugh Jackman Is Not Playing Scar in Disney's Lion King Remake

    Hugh Jackman's casting as the villain Scar in Disney's live-action Lion King remake turns out to be fake news.

    Ryan Scott

    Disney's Lion King Remake Shows Off Amazing First Footage at D23

    Disney's Lion King Remake Shows Off Amazing First Footage at D23

    Director Jon Favreau offered a first look at his upcoming photo-realistic take on the Disney animated classic The Lion King

    Ryan Scott

    Hugh Jackman Is Scar in Disney's Lion King Remake

    Hugh Jackman Is Scar in Disney's Lion King Remake

    Director Jon Favreau has found the perfect villain in Hugh Jackman for his upcoming live-action take on Disney's classic The Lion King

    Ryan Scott

    John Oliver Is Zazu in Disney's Lion King Live-Action Remake

    John Oliver Is Zazu in Disney's Lion King Live-Action Remake

    Last Week Tonight host John Oliver will star as Zazu in Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King.

    Brian Gallagher

    Disney's Lion King and Frozen 2 Both Get 2019 Release Dates

    Disney's Lion King and Frozen 2 Both Get 2019 Release Dates

    Disney moves Lion King into the vacated Indiana Jones 5 summer release slot with Frozen 2 coming later in the year.

    Ryan Scott

    Disney's Lion King Gets Rogen and Eichner as Timon and Pumbaa

    Disney's Lion King Gets Rogen and Eichner as Timon and Pumbaa

    Comedians Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen will team up as the iconic Timon and Pumbaa for Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King.

    Ryan Scott

    How Jon Favreau Is Approaching Disney's Lion King Remake

    How Jon Favreau Is Approaching Disney's Lion King Remake

    Jon Favreau offers new insight into the production process behind Disney's upcoming live-action Lion King remake.

    Ryan Scott

    Beyonce Wanted as Nala in Disney's The Lion King

    Beyonce Wanted as Nala in Disney's The Lion King

    Grammy-award winning singer and actress Beyonce is the frontrunner for Nala in Jon Favreau's Lion King live-action movie.

    Ryan Scott

    Lion King Gets Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa

    Lion King Gets Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa

    Director Jon Favreau announced that Donald Glover and James Earl Jones will play Simba and Mufasa in Disney's live-action version of The Lion King.

    Brian Gallagher

    Jon Favreau Talks Lion King VR and Jungle Book 2 Plans

    Jon Favreau Talks Lion King VR and Jungle Book 2 Plans

    Jon Favreau reveals he will use virtual reality technology for his Lion King reboot, which he'll shoot back-to-back with Jungle Book 2.

    Brian Gallagher

    Disney's Lion King Live-Action Movie Gets Rush Hour Writer

    Disney's Lion King Live-Action Movie Gets Rush Hour Writer

    Rush Hour and Catch Me If You Can writer Jeff Nathanson will pen the screenplay for director Jon Favreau's live-action Lion King movie.

    Ryan Scott

    Disney's Lion King Live-Action Movie Gets Director Jon Favreau

    Disney's Lion King Live-Action Movie Gets Director Jon Favreau

    Following the success of The Jungle Book, Disney gets Jon Favreau to direct a reimagined version of The Lion King.

    Ryan Scott