Watch a new trailer for the Jon Favreau directed The Lion King below.
One of the most highly-anticipated films releasing in theaters this year is Disney’s Lion King, which will translate the beloved 1994 animated film into the live-action world. The film is directed by Jon Favreau, who also helmed the visually-incredible 2016 Disney live-action remake The Jungle Book.
This year is an exciting year for Disney fans because not only are live-action remakes of Lion King, Dumbo, and Aladdin set to premiere before the end of the summer, the long-awaited sequel Toy Story 4 is also finally going to hit theaters in June. The Lion King is sure to be a movie-going event unlike any other. Fans can check out the new trailer as well as a first look at Scar in the film below.
Although there are three Disney live-action remakes being released this year, this spot for Lion King further proves that the film will be very different from any other Disney movie releasing this year, as well as from any other version of this story including the animated sequels The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride and The Lion King 1 1/2. The franchise has also recently been revived in the form of the animated TV series The Lion Guard, which premiered on Disney Junior back in 2015 with an animated film that served as its pilot, before eventually continuing on as a full series in 2016.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Disney and the Jon Favreau directed The Lion King remake as soon as more information becomes available. What did you think of the new trailer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion King features the voice talents of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa , Billy Eichner as Timon, John Kani as Rafiki, John Oliver as Zazu, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari, Eric Andre as Azizi, Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, and James Earl Jones as Mufasa.
The Lion King tells the story of a young cub named Simba, who is manipulated into fleeing the pride lands he was destined to rule after his uncle Scar murders King Mufasa and convinces the prince that he is responsible for his own father’s death. After meeting two eccentric companions and reuniting with childhood friend Nala, an adult Simba finds himself confronted with the choice of remaining in exile or returning home to end the tyrannical rule of Scar and take his rightful place as King.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the remake of The Lion King as we learn it.
New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Character Posters Feature Surviving & Fallen Heroes
Marvel Studios released new Avengers: Endgame character posters for both the surviving and fallen heroes of Thanos' decimation in Infinity War.
Nearly one year ago, fans were devasted when Avengers: Infinity War concluded with Thanos carrying out his mission to eradicate half of the population in the universe, including several MCU heroes. In exactly one month, fans will finally discover how the surviving Avengers plan to avenge their fallen comrades and potentially undo Thanos' decimation with the help of newcomer Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). Now, Marvel Studios has released several character posters not only for the surviving heroes who will embark on a game-changing mission in Endgame but also for those who fell victim to Thanos' eradication in Infinity War.
The line-up includes Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Bradley Cooper's Rocket Raccoon, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and many more!
You can check out the first character poster below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
Endgame will serve as both a follow up to Avengers: Infinity War as well as the conclusion to the 22 films that came before it, which have now been dubbed as the Infinity Saga by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, before Marvel kicks off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Spider-Man: Far From Home in July.
While plot details still remain under wraps, Earth's Mightiest Heroes are expected to team up with Brie Larson's Captain Marvel and utilize the Quantum Realm in their efforts to undo the decimation from Thanos' snap and bring back half of the universe's population, who were turned to dust by the Mad Titan.
What do you think of the new Endgame character posters? Which one is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow, with Josh Brolin as Thanos.
Avengers: Endgame will be released in theaters on April 26, 2019.