“With this film, we wanted to honour the past, but we also wanted to do something fresh,” Favreau, who is also known for playing the role of Happy Hogan in the MCU, explains. The Lion King is a by-the-numbers retelling that lacks the energy and heart that made the original so beloved–though for some fans that may just be enough.”
Directed by Jon Favreau (who also helmed 2016’s The Jungle Book), The Lion King features James Earl Jones returning from the original as Mufasa. 0
Comment(s) She is best known for Jordan Peele’s horror feature Us. It has scored 60 per cent at Rotten Tomatoes, which is just above average. Donald Glover, who plays Simba says, “I really love the Lion King, so I feel really blessed to be a part of it.”
“Jon gave JD (McCrary, who voices young Simba) and I so much freedom to create that great relationship between young Nala and young Simba,” says Shahadi Wright Joseph, who voices the young Nala. Advertising
The film is technically photorealistic and not live-action, since it recreated the characters in a lifelike fashion but does not use actual animals. Donald Glover voices the adult Simba, with Chiwetel Ejiofor giving his voice to Scar. The Lion King releases on July 19. Seth Rogen, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Beyoncé also lend their voices. Advertising
The Lion King has divided critics. The consensus reads, “While it can take pride in its visual achievements.