If you watched Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins battle it out on Thanksgiving, then you probably already saw this. For those others, here’s your first extended look at the live-action remake of The Lion King. Describing it as cinematic doesn’t even do it justice.
After doing such a stellar job of bringing The Jungle Book to life, Disney once again tapped Jon Favreau to remake an animated classic. This time around, it’s The Lion King. Could he do to the majestic African Savanna like he did the lush jungles of India? Based on the teaser trailer, I’d say yes. It doesn’t disappoint and instantly gave me chills.
James Earl Jones returns to voice Mufasa once again. “Everything the light touches is our kingdom. But, a king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king,” the 87-year-old actor elegantly declares.
Jones is joined by Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, John Oliver as Zazu, and Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari. The Lion King roars into theaters on July 19, 2019. Check out the sweeping teaser trailer below.
The Lion King Official Teaser Trailer