Donald Glover Cast As Live Action Simba

Reported by Foxwolf on Friday, February 17th 2017
Donald Glover Cast As Live Action Simba

Director Jon Favreau has announced on Twitter that Donald Glover will play the role of Simba in Disney's live action adaptation of The Lion King.

It is unknown whether Glover will voice young or adult Simba (previously voiced in the animated movie by Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Matthew Broderick respectively). The tweet simply said "I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba"

James Earl Jones will also reprise his role as Simba's father, Mufasa.

After 2016's critically and financially successful live action Jungle Book, it was announced last year that Favreau would not only direct a sequel, but also a live action Lion King.

Glover has now seemingly found a more-than-comfortable home at Disney, with not only the role of Simba, but also the younger version of Lando Calrissian (in the Han Solo prequel movie) and also the voice of the Miles Morales Spider-Man (in the Ultimate Spider-Man series).

Source: Twitter


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