Yesterday, we got this featurette for the upcoming livish-action Lion King, & I feel like I'm the only person who's not thoroughly pumped for this. It visually looks great. Now that we've seen the talking more I can say it's better, we're still not t o the point where it won't take some getting used to. In the snippet of the duet Beyonce totally overpowers Glover singing wise, which never works. Other than that though, I should be all about this movie. I’ve been more excited for way less. Not that I don’t want to see it or anything, I just feel like I’m not as pumped for this as a lot of others. If they do pull this off though, it opens the door for “live-action” animation on a whole new level. There's also, in Favreau we trust. I'm still going in thinking this thing is gonna blow me away. The CG, visual perfection on display can't do that alone. Leaves me wondering what will be new? All these remakes usually have something new to them. I’m thinking that’s where my excitement level's. I can’t seem to think of any big changes we can get to build on this story from the original. July 19th is right around the corner. So, we'll see soon. Until then, I'm still waiting for the thing that gets me to that higher level of excitement going in. What about y'all? Is there anybody that’s also excited, but feels like their level of which should be higher? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
So after cooking all day, eating way too much, & fighting off a turkey haze, this CGI "live-action" Lion King teaser from Disney kinda felt like the big payoff. An almost perfect teaser. It's a short look, not much you can really say about it. A couple iconic scenes with a little longer version of Mufasa's "all the land the light touches" speech, is pretty much the perfect way to kick things off. I couldn't help but keep thinking it was missing something. It looks amazing. Visually stunning. If I took this back in time, they'd be wondering how we trained all those animals to do that. I just felt it missed the mark without ending on some sort of talking animal. And since it seems like I'm being super picky, they totally could've gone without the parade of actor names. That would've worked for me though, with the addition of Timon or Pumba talking in the end. That break from the epicness of the iconic scenes, even with the name scrolling, would've really put this over the top for me. So, I liked it, but I felt like I could've loved it. What did y'all think though? Put it in the comments, like, & share. Disney's The Lion King opens in theatres July 19, 2019.
I've been hoping this moment wouldn't come, but it's now official Beyoncé is now officially confirmed for the upcoming live-action Lion King as well as the rest of the main cast. As much as I did not want this to happen, I have to say the rest of the cast line-up is amazing. I've loved Donald Glover since Community, Chiwetel Ejiofor since Serenity, & who else do you get to play Mufasa other than James Earl Jones. Even the rest of the cast looks awesome. John Oliver was the only person who should've took the Daily Show from Jon Stewart, so I can't wait to see him a Zazu. He's got the perfect voice, & delivery for that matter. I can't help to think I'm most excited to see the chemistry between Billy Eichner & Seth Rogen as Timon & Pumbaa. I did some catch-up on Billy on the Street & I really think this guy & Seth Rogen are going to be amazing together. With all that, the more I think about Beyoncé being Nala I don't really care too much. Nala was all but irrelevant in the animated film. I'm sure she's got a singing part in this, because if not, why Beyoncé? Maybe a Can You Feel The Love Tonight duet with Glover? Who knows. Hopefully they don't force her a bigger part just because it's Beyoncé, it might feel extra forced due to this being a remake. However, ScreenRant says rumor has it that Beyoncé will do the soundtrack. God help us all, I still say that's a DreamWorks move. To end this on a total bright note though, Hans Zimmer is coming back to score film, as he did so amazingly in it's animated predecessor. This thing's still a good while away though. With a release date of July 19th, 2019, we're going to have some time to speculate where this is going to go. So, what do y'all think of this cast? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Jon Favreau's directing Disney's upcoming remake of the animated classic Lion King, & we already know Donald Glover (Simba), James Earl Jones (Mufasa), John Oliver (Zazu), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), & Billy Eichner (Timon) are already on board for the July 19, 2019 release. The question on everyone's mind however is, who will voice Scar? Now, according to a The Wrap exclusive, Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to play the role made infamous by Jeremy Irons. This guy just does bad so good too. Though I had seen him in some things before, he really popped up on my radar as someone to watch when I saw him in Serenity. That's why when I heard that not only would they be using him for Baron Mordo in Doctor Strange, but that it was going to be a slow build with him turning, I was totally on board. At first when I heard they were bringing back James Earl Jones, I remember thinking they had to bring back Jeremy Irons. However, if these talks go through, forget I ever thought that. This would be an awesome Scar. He has that coldness & calm intensity about himMake this happen. What do y'all think? Can y'all throw me someone better if not? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
If you can't wait to be king or have an itchin to build a magical snowman bad news is you're going to have to wait until 2019. Good news is we now know when in 2019. Disney has announced the dates for Frozen 2 as well as the live action retelling of The Lion King. In regards to the return of Elsa & Anna in Frozen 2, they will let it go on November 27, 2019. On the other hand be prepared for the live action Lion King on July 19th of 2019 with the unreplaceable James Earl Jones reprising Mufasa, Childish Gambino Donald Glover as Simba, & Jungle Book director, Jon Favreau. If I could by tickets now I probably already would have them. I can't wait for Lion King as it's one of my all time favorites & honestly Frozen grows on me a little more as a whole every time I watch it.