‘Live-Action’ (yet 99.999% CG) Lion King Remake Begins Casting

Director Jon Favreau has announced the first TWO actors cast for his upcoming remake of The Lion King: Donald Glover (a.k.a. Childish Gambino, a.k.a. Young Lando) will play Simba. James Earl Jones (a.k.a. Darth Vader) will once again play his iconic role of Mufasa!


“SIMBA: I was just trying to be brave like you.
MUFASA: I’m only brave when I have to be. Simba, being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble.
SIMBA: But you’re not scared of anything.
MUFASA: I was today.
SIMBA: You were?
MUFASA: Yes. I thought I might lose you.”

-Irene Mecchi + Jonathan Roberts + Linda Woolverton (The Lion King)