November 23, 2018
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The official trailer to the live-action remake of “The Lion King” is finally here! One of Disney’s most popular classics returns to the big screen July 19, 2019 with some of our favorites. Donald Glover will be playing the lovable character of Simba; Beyoncé as Nala, and James Earl Jones as Mufasa.
Watch the trailer here:
Alfre Woodard, Seth Rogen and John Oliver will also be a part of the cast.
— Markell Bailey (@tenorbuds) November 22, 2018
The original animated movie was released in 1994, and starred some other big names in Hollywood. Matthew Broderick voiced Simba; Moira Kelly as Nala, Whoopi Goldberg as Shenzi and James Earl Jones surprisingly lent his infamous voice to Mufasa the first time around, too. The classic grossed $968,483,777 over its overall lifetime.
The excitement for the film is like no other, especially for the narration of the movie by Jones. Check out what Black Twitter had to say:
— _ (@tatiana__xo) November 23, 2018
— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) November 23, 2018
Me last year: “I have no interest in a live action lion king
when James Earl Jones started speaking in the trailer: pic.twitter.com/LJRbPO8atp
— Tear (@Tearrr_) November 22, 2018
They knew exactly what they were doing when they put James Earl Jones’ voice in the Lion King trailer. ‘Remember who you are’ pic.twitter.com/HLoMOLmzAZ
— Film & TV rants (@FilmTVRants) November 22, 2018
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