Disney has released a slew of posters from The Lion King. The new look introduces Simba, Nala, Scar, Mufasa Timon, Pumbaa and others along with the actors playing those roles.
It is a summer of nostalgia. After taking us through Agrabah with Aladdin, Disney is all set to release The Lion King live-action movie. The iconic tale features Donald Glover, Beyonce, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Seth Rogen in the lead this time. While we were already treated to a trailer a few weeks ago, Disney shared a slew of new posters to remind fans that The Lion King hits cinemas in 50 days.
These new looks feature each character individually and inform fans about the star behind the role. The posters also give a closer look at the characters from the movie. A total of 11 posters have been released. These posters feature the adult versions of Simba and Nala. They also showcase Scar and Mufasa. Simba’s friends Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu and Rafiki are also seen in the set of new posters.
Check them out below:
The Lion King is set in African Savannah, where a future king aka Simba has to overcome tragedy and betrayal and take over his rightful place on Pride Rock. The Lion King is helmed by Jon Favreau. The Iron Man actor has directed the blockbuster The Jungle Book. Apart from Glover, Rogen, Ejiofor and Beyonce, the movie features Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Beyoncé, and James Earl Jones.
Favreau roped in Oscar-nominated cinematograph Caleb Deschanel to bring one of Disney's biggest animated hits of all time to life. The trailer promises The Lion King will be one helluva experience. The filmmaker is aware that there are many expectations set on the movie. During an interview with io9, he assured fans that he is sticking close to the original. “We’re staying very, very close to what you think it’s gonna be. I think part of it is just understanding the way memory works," he said. “It depends how well you know it [too]. How much did we change in ‘Circle of Life’? You know, some of you might say, ‘Oh that’s shot for shot,’ but if we really look, it’s not. But, what you remember is gonna be in the movie," he added.
The movie is set to release on July 19. Are you excited about the live action movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.