‘The Lion King’ prequel director teases ‘actually great’ musical numbers


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Barry Jenkins is bringing a brand-new Mufasa to the large display screen. The director of Moonlight just lately signed on to work on a prequel for the 2019 Lion King remake, directed by Jon Favreau, this time targeted on everybody’s favourite roaring father, Mufasa. In a current interview with EW on the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif, Jenkins had loads to share in regards to the making of the challenge, teasing nice musical numbers.

He recalled the second he was despatched in a script by screenwriter Jeff Nathanson, sharing that Mufasa: The Lion King, will likely be following an in-depth evaluation of the Disney lion dad, exploring the character in a brand new territory not been touched on beforehand.

“Mufasa is the king, the best king of the Delight Lands, and also you assume he received that method simply because he’s. And I assumed the studio and Jeff Nathanson, who wrote the script, did an amazing job of actually exploring how individuals turn into nice, how individuals come to be these mythic figures we glance as much as.”

Jenkins guarantees the movie will carry out acquainted faces from the earlier remake, too.

“I believe you’ll see a ton of acquainted faces. It’s a prequel, however once more, it’s a prequel within the sense that these are all the identical characters, however we’re telling you ways they got here to be who they’re.”

Throughout D23, just a few of the ‘acquainted faces’ have already been confirmed, together with John Kani as Rafiki, Billy Eichner as Timon, and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa. James Earl Jones can be anticipated to return for the prequel, even after voicing the unique animated Mufasa in Disney’s 1994 movie, and once more for the remake in 2019. Becoming a member of the forged can be Aaron Pierre, who will voice younger Mufasa, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. who will voice everybody’s favourite villain, Scar.

If there may be one factor that we will count on from such an A-tier casting, it’s an amazing efficiency to match. Jenkins ensures that the musical numbers to come back will definitely make a dent on the earth of The Lion King, urging followers to “Please count on musical numbers. Actually great musical numbers.”

Mufasa: The Lion King is predicted to debut someday in 2024.


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