Donald Glover To Voice Simba In ‘The Lion King’ Remake

blame it on Meka February 18, 2017

Disney dips into the well, again.

After reimagining classic films such as Snow White, The Jungle Book and Beaty And The Beast, Disney will once again destroy another beloved movie turn their 32nd animated feature film into a live-action remake.

The Lion King is one of the House of Mouse’s most successful and critically acclaimed films, and now it will be remade for the 21st century. While fans of the original will be quite verklempt at the news, they will also be pleased to know that Disney isn’t straying too far from the original.

James Earl Jones, who portrayed Mufasa in the 1994 original, will reprise his role for the live-action remake. Meanwhile, Donald Glover has signed on to portray Mufasa’s son, Simba, reprising the role portrayed by Matthew Broderick (as an adult) and Jonathan Taylor Thomas (as a cub).

The movie will be directed by Jon Favreau, who directed The Jungle Book remake as well as Elf, Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and several others.

Glover already made waves by signing on to portray a young Lando Calrissian in Han Solo’s Star Wars film.