ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com May 24, 2018


The Lion King live-action footage stars Hugh Jackman and John Oliver

17 July 2017, 01:59 | Myron Mathis

CREDIT YouTube

CREDIT YouTube

Scar was originally voiced by Jeremy Irons in the 1994 cartoon film, and his iconic portrayal would be hard to mimic.

The live-action remake of the Lion King isn't expected to hit theaters until 2019, but Disney got the anticipation started early with a preview of what fans can expect from the Jon Favreau-directed project.


Director Jon Favreau, who boasts the appropriate live action Jungle Book credentials, showcased the sneakiest of peeks of what's to come in front of assembled masses. Jackman also posted a photo of himself at Disneyland on Friday, which only added fuel to the fire. The only thing that doesn't make sense is why Disney didn't announce Jackman officially and why his own representatives are denying it. James Earl Jones will also return to voice Mufasa. Jackman definitely has the angry pipes to play the villain, as fans have been used to his haggard voice as Wolverine for years. Not only that, Jackman is an accomplished singer and has a soft spot for musicals - so signing on to The Lion King, which will no doubt feature some of the music from the original, seems right up his alley. Disney has yet to confirm this just yet, but with D23 now underway, we expect them to do so quite soon. With Disney's live-action panel at D23 set to begin any moment, this could be confirmed very quickly.

The Lion King, with or without Jackman, will debut on July 19, 2019.



Other News

Trending Now

Female foreign fighters found in Mosul, victory celebrated in Baghdad
Iraq's US -backed forces succeeded in wresting Mosul from the Islamic State group but at the cost of enormous destruction. National army, police and other security troops along with Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) partook in the parade.

The Boston Research & Management Inc. Increases Stake in Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL)
Now Colgate-Palmolive Company's current price is $17.77 shy of the official highest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street. MA acquired a new position in shares of Colgate-Palmolive Company during the fourth quarter worth approximately $48,550,000.

Man dies after being found seriously injured on Dublin street
A road at the junction of North Street/Seatown Road to North Street/Entrance to Carnegie Court has been closed for investigation. Local people stood at the cordon today and expressed their shock and sadness at the violent death of the victim.

The AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX) Stake Increased by JPMorgan Chase & Co
The company reported $2.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.00 by $0.10. It turned negative, as 25 investors sold CR shares while 101 reduced holdings. 50 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes.

Final Fight Abigail Coming To Street Fighter 5
For those unaware, the hulking brute debuted as a boss in the first installment of Final Fight more than two decades ago. Whether or not it will be Abigail remains to be seen, but it will not be a shock if it ends up being him.

Caitlyn Jenner: 'I Would Look for a Senatorial Run' in GOP
Caitlyn Jenner's next big event: Politics? "I would look for a senatorial run", she added. And we are in the process of determining that.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite adds Jedah from Darkstalkers
He has also made appearances in 2004's Capcom Fighting Evolution , 2008's Cross Edge and 2012's Project X Zone. Making the game more approachable to new players might be intentional as Capcom attempts to draw in new fans.