6 New Photos from Disney’s Live-Action ‘The Lion King’

Following the success of Jon Favreau’s live-action Jungle Book, next up on the animal-centric remake docket just happens to be Disney’s take on Hamlet [FIGHT ME], The Lion King.

Thanks to the next issue of Entertainment Weekly, we get 6 new photos of some familiar and notable scenes from the upcoming film:

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Beyonce will be voicing Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, John Kani as Rafiki, John Oliver as Zazu, JD McCrary as young Simba, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Seth Rogen as warthog Pumbaa, Donald Glover is king Simba, Billy Eichner is Timon the meerkat, Florence Kasumba as Shenzi the lead hyena, Eric Andre as Azizi, and Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari (an unhinged hysterical hyena who laughs a lot).

The Lion King has an expected release date of July 19th, 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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