You'll have to wait nearly two years because the film is set for a July 19, 2019 release. Complementing the two stars are James Earl Jones returning as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor taking over Scar, and John Oliver playing the properly square Zazu.
Like Favreau's The Jungle Book, The Lion King is a "live-action" remake that's really just very realistic-looking CG animation. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile.
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The highly-anticipated film follows Disney's recent slate of live-action remakes, the most recent of which - last year's Beauty and the Beast - made more than $1 billion.
The animated Lion King was released in 1994 and is one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time with a lifetime global box office of $968.8M. Jon Favreau will direct the new film, which will hits theatres in July, 2019.