Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ Remake On Course For $180-200M+ Opening Weekend

Box Office Pro reports Disney’s remake of The Lion King is on course for a record $180-200 million+ debut, according to long-range tracking.

Disney’s line-up of live-action remakes continues this July with a re-telling of The Lion King, one of the most revered animated films in the company’s history. Now, long-range tracking indicates Disney’s The Lion King remake in poised to debut in July with a record debut in the $180-200 million+ range. Should Disney’s The Lion King open in that range, it would dethrone Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2‘s July opening weekend record of $169.2 million.

Are you going to see Disney’s remake of The Lion King or will you be sitting out of the studio’s latest live-action adaption of an animated classic? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” 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.

Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion King stars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.

Source: Box Office Pro

‘The Lion King’ Photos Offer New Look At Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Scar

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The Lion King Scar Chiwetel Ejiofor DisneyEntertainment Weekly has unveiled new photos from Disney's The Lion King remake that offer another look at several characters, including Chiwetel Ejiofor's Scar.

Disney's line-up of live-action remakes continues with 2019's The Lion King and now a new set of photos offers fans another look at the photo-realistic versions of several beloved characters from the animated classic. In addition to a new photo of Chiwetel Ejiofor's Scar, the villainous brother of King Mufasa and uncle of future king Simba, the latest collection of images reveal new looks at Rafiki, a classic scene in which Mufasa teaches his son about the kingdom, Timon and Pumba with an adult Simba, young Simba and Nala being lectured by Zazu, and the famous Pride Rock.

Fans can also see a behind-the-scenes look at Donald Glover recording dialogue with the guidance of director Jon Favreau.

You can check out the photo of Chiwetel Ejiofor's Scar below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!

The Lion King Scar Chiwetel Ejiofor

Are you excited to see Chiwetel Ejiofor's take on Scar, one of the more popular Disney villains? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” 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.

Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion King stars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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The Lion King Mufasa James Earl Jones Simba JD McCrary

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The Lion King Simba Donald Glover Pumbaa Timon

The Lion King Simba Nala Zazu John Oliver

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