Star Wars stars Donald Glover and James Earl Jones to lead Disney's new remake of The Lion King
Donald Glover and James Earl Jones will lead the voice cast for Disney's new remake of The Lion King.
The remake will be handled by Jon Favreau, who will employ the same techniques and technology he used to create 2016's hit The Jungle Book.
Glover, who is currently preparing to portray Lando Calrissian in the new Star Wars spin-off about young Han Solo, will voice Simba, while Earl Jones, who recently returned to voice Darth Vader in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will portray Mufasa, the character he voiced in the 1994 animation.
The Lion King was first released in 1994 and grossed just shy of a billion dollars at the box office. It told the story of Simba, a young lion who is to succeed his father, Mufasa, as King of the Pride Lands; however, after Simba's uncle Scar murders Mufasa, Simba is manipulated into thinking he was responsible and flees into exile.
Favreau's remake currently has no confirmed release date, but is expected to enter production this year.