Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson & More Pose With Their Jungle Book Characters


The live-action Jungle Book remake boasts some huge names including Idris Elba and Scarlett Johannson to name a few. However, only newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli will be seen in human form. With regards to the others, only their voices will be heard.

Given that Jon Favreau enlisted such a star-studded cast together, the powers-that-be needed a creative way to market their marquee line-up. Ergo, these striking images.

Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, along with Elba and Johannson pose with their computer-generated animal counterparts. They all look so regal.

It’s interesting that Bill Murray as Baloo is noticeably absent. I guess we’ll have to wait until April 15 to get our first look at the lovable bear. In the meantime, check out below the other beloved animal characters come to life.

Idris Elba as Shere Khan


Ben Kingsley as Bagheera


Christopher Walken as King Louie


Giancarlo Esposito as Akela


Scarlett Johansson as Kaa