The Lion King: Disney reveals magnificent trailer

The Lion King: Disney reveals magnificent trailer

A new trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King just dropped and it’s quite something. While the term “live-action” must be used rather loosely here, given these are all CGI beasts, it looks quite good—very much in keeping with The Jungle Book live-action remake.

That makes sense, given both films are directed by Jon Favreau.

Here’s the new trailer:

So, first of all, young Simba is way too adorable in this movie. Seriously, I’m getting a bit worried that he’s too cute and that the whole part with the stampede will be even more emotional this time around.

Also, while I loved Jeremy Irons as Scar in the Disney original, Chiwetel Ejiofor sounds like he plays the villain with a bit more subtlety. Ejiofor’s Scar is more understated, more sympathetic, more like the type of wicked uncle that could fool Hamlet into thinking he was an okay guy, who could wed Gertrude because nobody suspects him of killing the king.

By: Erik Kain/ Forbes

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