Yesterday, Disney released the first official teaser trailer for what is certainly going to be one of their biggest films to date, The Lion King. This 2019 remake of the 1994 animated classic will use photorealistic CGI in bringing the animals of Africa to life and will scar a new generation of children with its stampede sequence. But with all of those elements on the way, Disney shared a glimpse at the iconic opening sequence in which Baby Simba is introduced in the hands of Rafiki on Pride Rock. Now, imagine if this was Thanos and Gamora in Avengers: Infinity War instead.
In one of the most heartbreaking scenes in Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos forces his adoptive daughter Gamora to join him on a trip to Vormir, where the Soul Stone is being kept. While there, they meet the stone’s keeper, Red Skull. Red Skull tells Thanos that the only way for him to retrieve the stone is to sacrifice what he loves. Gamora seems relieved at first, thinking her adoptive father loves nothing. With tears in his eyes, Thanos throws his favorite daughter off the cliff to retrieve the stone.
“I’m sorry, little one.”
Now, there is a popular .gif on the internet that is from 1994’s The Lion King in which Rafiki is shown holding Simba on Pride Rock, only to throw him off the cliff. Now, just imagine if Thanos was on Pride Rock and threw Gamora off of it instead. Well, now you can with this darkly funny fan art from Boss Logic:
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) November 23, 2018
The power of Disney, right?
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.
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 will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.
Thanos’ Outriders Resemble Venom In New ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Concept Art
New Avengers: Infinity War concept art reveals early designs for Thanos' Outriders and the horrifying creatures bear a striking resemblance to Venom.
During the battle of Wakanda, Thanos' underlings unleashed an army of the Outriders on Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Though the creatures were terrifying enough in the final version of the film, early concept art reveals that the Outriders initially resemble the Spider-Man villain turned anti-hero named Venom. According to Avengers: Infinity War concept artists, creating a design for Thanos' army that wouldn't be compared to Venom proved to be a challenge.
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Thanos will return in the untitled sequel to Infinity War.
A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers 4 is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.
Avengers 4 is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.