Thanos Throws Gamora Off Of ‘The Lion King’ Pride Rock In Hilarious Fan Art

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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:

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.

Noah Villaverde

Noah Villaverde

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