The Lion King trailer has just dropped this morning, featuring our first looks at tons of first looks at all of the classic characters from the iconic animated film, along with our first time hearing some of the voice cast. It all feels so terribly epic. Watch the trailer down below:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney’s “The Lion King” roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.
Jon Favreau directs The Lion King featuring the voice talents of Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, John Kani, Alfre Woodward, Billy Eichner, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
It’s set to open in theaters on July 19th 2019.