Hugh Jackman Cast as Scar in Disney's 'The Lion King'


Apparently, Jon Favreau showed off the opening scene from the original - but recreated with the style and visual effects he's planning to put to use in his version. His team member claimed there was "absolutely no truth" to the rumor and fans instantly became deflated. This does ultimately mean that Jeremy Irons will not return in the role that he made famous in the original animated feature, but Jackman is a worthy successor. The only thing that doesn't make sense is why Disney didn't announce Jackman officially and why his own representatives are denying it. This looks like another Disney blockbuster after huge successes of Jungle Book and The Beauty and the Beast.

The starry voice cast of "The Lion King" remake includes Donald Glover (Simba), James Earl Jones (Mufasa), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Billy Eichner (Timon) and John Oliver (Zazu).

"Jon Favreau's "Circle of Life" plays out exactly like you might remember, but that baby Simba is EVEN cuter", wrote Vulture's Kyle Buchanan of the footage. Variety expressed the singer was Favreau's top choice for the character, but so far there have been no official announcements.

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Despite silence on Jackman, there were major castings confirmed at the D23 expo this weekend, and they belong to fellow Disney movie Aladdin.

There's now no release date set for Mulan, but the live action adaptation is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2019. The movie is expected to arrive in 2019, and in the meantime we can all hammer Disney's Twitter page and try and persuade them to release this footage for the rest of us mere mortals to see.

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