The Lion King Is Getting Reimagined Into A Brand New Film
Get ready to roar, because Disney’s The Lion King is returning to theatres with a new movie. The Walt Disney Company announced today that Simba’s story will be re imagined using groundbreaking technology, à la the recent Jon Favreau-directed Jungle Book update. In fact, Favreau will take on the update, and he teased fans by tweeting a not-so-subtle clue.
Excited for my next project 🦁👑
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) 28 September 2016
Several people immediately assumed it was for The Lion King, but others (like me) incorrectly guessed it was for Disney’s all-animal version of Robin Hood. Both have lions and both have kings, so, like, it was an honest mistake, OK?
Not much has been shared about the new movie, but Disney did state it will include songs from the 1994 animated film—because really, how can you have The Lion King and not have “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King?” Favreau is also directing The Jungle Book‘s sequel, but no release date for either film has been announced yet.