For all of us Lion King fans, we have some great news. Donald Glover has been cast as Simba in the Lion King remake, and James Earl Jones will once again portray Mufasa, reprising his role as the ruler of Pride Rock from the 1994 animated movie.
Jon Favreau is directing the live-action adaptation of the beloved Disney cartoon.
Jon shared a picture of Donald on Twitter and wrote: ‘I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba.’
Last year Disney confirmed the original 1994 movie will be given a live-action reboot and Jon – who helmed the 2016 remake of The Jungle Book – admitted he is excited about the project.
Disney also confirmed songs from the 1994 movie will be featured in the new motion picture and admitted the movie is on the ‘fast-track to production’.
Classic tunes from the film include Circle of Life, I Just Can’t Wait to Be King, Be Prepared, Hakuna Matata and Can You Feel the Love Tonight, which were written by Sir Elton John and Sir Tim Rice.