(Nearly) all of the major cast of Disney’s upcoming live-action The Lion King reboot have been announced. Check out who will be bringing the classic characters to life here…
Simba – Donald Glover
Donald Glover has had a busy year – he’s just starred in Spider-Man: Homecoming and will next be seen in the Han Solo Star Wars prequel – but we bet he can’t wait to be king when he voices the adult Simba.
Mufasa – James Earl Jones
It looks like director Jon Favreau broke his rule to cast fresh actors when it came to finding the right person to play Simba’s father Mufasa – only Darth Vader himself James Earl Jones, who voiced the part in the animated classic, can do the character justice.
Zazu – John Oliver
Just like British comedian Rowan Atkinson voiced the part of Mufasa’s majordomo Zazu in the original, another British comedian – John Oliver – is taking on the role this time.
Sarabi – Alfre Woodard
Recently seen in the likes of Captain America: Civil War, Luke Cage and A Series of Unfortunate Events, Alfre Woodard will be joining the cast of The Lion King as Simba’s mother Sarabi.