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

17 July 2017, 01:59 | Myron Mathis

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

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

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.



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