The first look at Disney’s live-action/CGI remake of “The Lion King” dropped Thursday, and we already can’t wait for new Simba to be king.
The teaser trailer opens with the familiarity of the 1994 classic, as director Jon Favreau reimagines the “Circle of Life” ensemble gathering at Pride Rock to welcome baby Simba. The powerful voice of James Earl Jones, who reprises his role as Mufasa, booms: “Everything the light touches is our kingdom.”
Watch the trailer below.
The anticipated remake boasts a star-studded voice cast featuring Donald Glover as an adult Simba and Beyoncé as Nala. Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner play Timon and Pumba. The cast also includes John Oliver as Zazu, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, and Eric André as Azizi.
As one fan put it:
“The Lion King” is set to hit theaters July 19.