"The Lion King" Prequel: First Cast Announced

Successful director Jon Favreau will no longer be a part of the project, though

by Pierre Lorenz on August 28, 2021

Jon Favreau's animated film "The Lion King" was a huge success in 2019. Now it is supposed to continue with a prequel to Disney's remake. As we learned a few days ago, there are already first cast members to talk about. According to the US magazine Deadline, Aaron Pierre will dub Mufasa, while Kelvin Harrison Jr. will provide the voice for his hostile brother Scar. The aforementioned Jon Favreau will no longer be involved in the project, however, since "Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins has been signed on for the prequel. Together with Jeff Nathanson, who also wrote the screenplay for the 2019 film, they soon want to deliver a worthy prequel to the hit movie - after all, it is the seventh most successful movie of all time with box office takings of 1.6 billion US dollars. What exactly the story will be about is still unclear at this point. The only thing that is certain is that the breathtaking animation technology of the original will be used again. Unfortunately, the release date of the "The Lion King" prequel is not yet known.

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