“The Lion King” is one of the films we’re most excited to see in theaters this year, and all of the hype surrounding Disney’s remakes is only getting us more pumped to see them all. Entertainment Weekly and Disney have revealed some awesome special looks at the characters from the upcoming “The Lion King” movie, and by the looks of these photos, this movie is going to be just as good as the preview makes it seem.
The new film, although considered a remake of the original, will not be shot-for-shot identical to the 1994 animated classic. While the film will incorporate many of the songs from the original film, the 2019 version of “The Lion King” has a deeper feel (and those amazing CGI characters almost make it look live-action). To give you a better idea of the tone of the upcoming film, here’s the official synopsis:
Disney’s “The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau (“The Jungle Book”), journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
The photos Disney shared with Entertainment Weekly give us a closer look at the characters we’ll meet in the film. While many of the characters bear the same names and these photos give us those nostalgic “The Lion King” feelings, this movie still feels like it could tell us a new version of a story we know and love. Take a look at the photos:
Young Simba and Mufasa during the “Everything the light touches” scene
Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa
Scar alongside his hyena companions
Pride rock during the “Circle of Life” scene
If you haven’t seen the trailer, take a look below:
What do you think of these all-new photos for the upcoming “The Lion King” film? Let us know in the comments!