After ruling the Golden Globe Awards, collaborating with FX and obtaining the role of a young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Wars movie, our favorite idol, Donald Glover, just keeps winning in 2017.
The jack of all trades is scoring big time with his latest career move as the voice of Simba. That’s right, our boy will lend his talents to Jon Favreau’s live-action remake of the 1994 classic Disney movie, The Lion King. We can’t help but wonder if their meeting during The Hollywood Reporter’s round table had something to do with this casting. Whatever ignited this decision, we’re here for it. And the awesome news doesn’t end with Glover. James Earl Jones, in all his legendary glory, will return as the voice of Mufasa.
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 18, 2017
Director Jon Favreau is no stranger to Disney’s visionary live action films. In 2016, he blew audiences away with his cutting edge approach with The Jungle Book. The live remake of The Lion King will be one of many in line as Beauty and The Beast is set to release in March of this year. The Little Mermaid is rumored for a live-action remake as well.
Over the years, many people have expressed via social media their firm stance against remaking childhood classics, specifically The Lion King. With Donald Glover in line for Pride Rock’s throne, alongside an original cast member, have some mindsets changed?
Let us know what you think!