Back in 2016, it was reported that Disney was going to reimagine one of its most beloved films, the Lion King.

While it's been a couple of years since the initial announcement of the film, it appears that today is finally the day that fans can see our first look of the live-action remake!

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There's been steady reports of the forthcoming film since the announcement of its reimagining, and while we don't know everything about the film, we do know it has a star-studded cast.

James Earl Jones, who was the voice of Mufasa in the original cartoon film, will be reprising his role in the live-action remake.

Joining him in the upcoming film is the multi-talented actor and rapper Donald Glover, who will be playing Simba, and the queen herself, Beyoncé, who will be playing Nala.

Additionally, notable names like John Oliver (who was cast as Zazu) and Billy Eichner (who was cast as Timon) will be joining them for the upcoming film.


The film is directed by Jon Favreau, who confirmed back in October of 2016 that the film would be going into production. He also confirmed that the upcoming film will include songs from the original animated film.

The new Lion King opens July 19, 2019, and we seriously can't wait to see how this movie brings these beloved characters to life.

The reimagining of The Lion King follows the recent success of Disney’s live-action movies, including TarzanMaleficentCinderella, and the upcoming Beauty And The Beast.

Watch the teaser trailer for the Lion King below!

Are you excited for Disney's reimagination of their beloved tale, the Lion King or do you wish they would have just kept the original and left it alone? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!