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Should you’re nonetheless affected by fatigue of Disney’s quite a few live-action reboots, buckle up, as a result of we’re getting one other one! On Tuesday, Sept. 29, Deadline broke the information that not solely is Disney growing a sequel to 2019’s record-breaking live-action reboot of The Lion King, however the studio has additionally already tapped Moonlight director Barry Jenkins to helm the movie. The Academy Award winner confirmed the information with a tweet that merely mentioned, “This. Sure, THIS.”
This. Sure, THIS👇🏿‘The Lion King’ Sequel Set With ‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins To Helm For Walt Disney Studios https://t.co/Ev7Obi8Km8 through @Deadline- Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) September 29, 2020
In keeping with Deadline, Disney has additionally nabbed Jeff Nathanson, who wrote the script for the primary Lion King reboot, to return for the sequel and already has a accomplished preliminary draft of the script. Whereas there is not any date for the manufacturing begin or launch on the horizon – which is smart contemplating how movies are being pushed again as a result of COVID pandemic – Deadline stories that the follow-up will “discover the mythology of the characters, together with Mufasa’s origin story.” There is not any point out of whether or not the sequel will welcome again the unique movie’s forged, which included an all-star roster together with Beyoncé as Nala, Donald Glover as Simba, and Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen as Timon and Pumbaa, respectively.
Fortunately, whereas we look forward to extra info, you may watch the unique animated model and its reboot on Disney+! Now a very powerful query is: will Beyoncé be impressed to create one other album?
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