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As if we weren’t already anxiously awaiting to see one of our favorite Disney films come to life, director Jon Favreau made us even more excited by announcing that Donald Glover has been cast as Simba in the forthcoming The Lion King live-action film.

He posted an image of Glover on Twitter along with the caption: “I just can't wait to be king. #Simba.”

Read more: Disney confirms reimagining of ‘The Lion King’

In addition to Glover’s casting, they also announced that James Earl Jones, who was the voice of Mufasa in the original cartoon film, will be reprising his role in the live-action remake.

“Looking forward to working with this legend. #Mufasa,” Favreau took to Twitter to say.

Film directors confirmed back in October that the film was to go into production and that it will include songs from the animated film. No release date has been announced, but we already can’t wait to see how this movie comes to life.

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

And Glover has quite a few films on the docket. Lucasfilm announced last October that Glover has been cast as the part of Lando Calrissian in the still-untitled Han Solo Star Wars film. He’ll be joining Alden Ehrenreich, who’s already been cast as Han Solo, at a time in the space saga that has been previously unexplored.

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