Entertainment Weekly released on Thursday new stills for Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King. The film directed by Jon Favreau also features on the Magazine May cover issue.
The original Lion King animated film was released in 1994. The animated film was directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, produced by Don Hahn, with a screenplay by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, and Linda Woolverton. The film original songs were written by Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice, and original scores were written by Hans Zimmer. The Lion King earned $968.5 million on the Box office with a budget of $45 million.
Favreau revealed to IndieWire at the “Avengers: Endgame” world premiere that there is only one live-action shot in the entire “The Lion King” remake.
The Lion King producer Don Hahn revealed back in 2017 in an interview that Mufasa and Scar are not blood related brothers.
The Lion King producer Don Hahn revealed a recent interview with HelloGiggles that Mufasa and Scar are not blood related brothers.
“[While making the movie] we talked about the fact that it was very likely [Scar and Mufasa] would not have both the same parents,” Hahn explained. “The way lions operate in the wild, when the male lion gets old, another rogue lion comes and kills the head of the pride. What that does is it causes the female lions to go into heat [to reproduce], and then the new younger lion kills the king and then he kills all the babies. Now he’s the new lion that’s running the pride.”
“There was always this thing about well, how do you have these two [male] lions?” Hahn continued. “Occasionally there are prides that do have two male lions, in an interesting dynamic because they’re not equals [since they don’t have the same parents]. One lion will always kind of be off in the shadows. We were trying to use those animal truths to underpin the story so we sort of figured Scar and Mufasa couldn’t really be from the same gene pool.”
In fact, that’s what [Scar] says. There’s a line, he goes, ‘I’m from the shallow end of the gene pool.’ When he’s talking to Mufasa, when Mufasa gets mad at him for not coming up to the coronation of Simba.”
The Lion Kin star-studded cast includes Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Simba, John Kani as Rafiki, Billy Eichner as Timon, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Chiwetal Ejiofor as Scar, Alfre Woodard as Simba’s mother Sarabi, and John Oliver as Zazu. James Earl Jones (Star Wars) will be returning once again to lend his voice to Mufasa. The animated CGI movie is slated for July 19, 2019.