With Jon Favreau attached to direct, the project has been amassing its cast for the past few months.
There was also a clip from Jon Favreau's Lion King played to the packed audience, itself an nearly shot-for-shot recreation of "The Circle of Life" from the original animation.
The rumor was denied when TheWrap approached Jackman's representatives, who confirmed the falsified information. Following the success of Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, and the extraordinarily under-seen Cinderella, there's going to be an influx of Disney revivals with actual humans in them.
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"I call for the resumption of the peace talks between Israel and Palestine, based on a two-state solution", said Macron. It was the first commemoration of this kind to be attended by an Israeli prime minister.
Regardless, the cast Favreau's assembled, who'll be lending their voices and motion-capture performances to the film, is absolutely stacked. The 1994 classic film was received very well and became one of the most-loved modern Disney movies.
The film stars Donald Glover as the voice of #Simba with James Earl Jones once again reprising his role as Mufasa. Unfortunately, for now it seems as if this claim doesn't hold water but fans still have hope for Jackman. The crowd, not unsurprisingly, went nuts and that was all there was to say about The Lion King. Variety expressed the singer was Favreau's top choice for the character, but so far there have been no official announcements. Disney has yet to confirm this just yet, but with D23 now underway, we expect them to do so quite soon. Mulan is scheduled, as is Aladdin, which is being directed by Guy Ritchie for some reason, and starring Power Rangers highlight Naomi Scott.
It's not likely the public will see the footage anytime soon: The Lion King is due in theaters July 19, 2019.