Report: Beyonce & Elton John Are Reworking Original ‘Lion King’ Songs For Remake

Published: Saturday 10th Feb 2018 by Rashad

As we reported here, Grammy-winning diva Beyonce scored a leading role in the highly anticipated live action remake of Disney classic, ‘The Lion King.’  Sharing top billing with Donald Glover (‘Simba‘), the film – which sees a cast list that boasts names like James Earl Jones, Alfre Woodard, Seth Rogen, and many more – is set for a summer 2019 release.

Ahead of its premiere, fans were curious if the revamp – much like ‘Beauty and the Beast’ before it – would feature tunes from the 1994 original.  Much to their delight, music legend Elton John (who helmed the original’s soundtrack alongside Tim Rice) has confirmed the new film will see reworked versions of some of the film’s beloved classic tunes.

Find out which ones made the cut inside:

“There’s going to be four of our songs in the film, from the original: ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight?’, ‘Hakuna Matata’, ‘I Just Can’t Wait To Be King’ and ‘Circle of Life’. And then there will be an end, closing song, and we’ve been speaking to Beyoncé’s people and hopefully Tim and I and her can cook up something.” – Elton John [source]


We certainly can’t wait to hear Beyonce’s chops soar across a number of the film’s more memorable tunes.

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  1. Jackx February 10, 2018

    This will be epic
    Can’t wait, 👸 🐝

    • Brent Christopher February 10, 2018

      it will NOT be epic🙄

      Beyonce will ruin the original score with all of her overdone vocal antics.

      • HiveHighness February 10, 2018

        I wish she would over do it with her vocals the way she used to, she holds back a lot now days case and point..m stfu

      • Tori February 10, 2018

        Beyoncé definitely doesn’t have overdone vocals antics. Hell, we been wishing for her to give us us overdone vocal antics AND acrobatics like she use to before she started experimenting heavy with pop (2008, 2011 exempt).

  2. Mami February 10, 2018

    I’M SO READY!!

    • Brent Christopher February 10, 2018

      for disappointment?

  3. Just_blaze February 10, 2018

    Im ready 4 this.

  4. Torrance February 10, 2018

    I honestly can’t wait.

  5. Adina… adina… say adina February 10, 2018

    Now wait a GOTDAMNNN minute. I can’t believe they cut out Scar’s “Be Prepared”!!! NOOOOOOOOOO 😩😩😩

    • Bam February 11, 2018

      Right! Maybe he just forgot to mention it…Overall though I really don’t see why there is such a huge market for these remakes. Jungle Book was good cause it expanded upon things the original either hinted at or omitted from the book. Beauty and the beast was horrible yet made a billion off the brand alone as this one will likely do. Angelina Jolie was good as Maleficent but in a bad movie. Cinderella was good too though. Overall I just think the original is perfect and to even attempt to remake it is absolutely ludicrous.

  6. Jason February 10, 2018

    I’m so excited!! The new music will be amazing with Elton and Tim still involved! C’mon Queen!!

  7. Jasmine February 10, 2018

    I like Beyonce and Elton John. I think the original was a classic. I think the remake will be great as long as Elton John produces the whole album like he did the first. It’s like Elton John needs to get free reign to put his magic on it. I hope Beyonce is not going to sing on every song because the original had multiple women sing on the album. I like variety.

  8. Jacob February 10, 2018

    Beyonce is the best rb black female artist of all times… She beats out the likes of Jazmine Sullivan, k Michelle, keyshia cole, melanie fiona, fantasia, Kelly Rowland, tweet, brandy, Monica, keke Wyatt and lesser others

    • Martaevia La’wayne February 10, 2018

      Beyonce is the best Entertainer*
      No comparing. They’re all great!🙌🏿

    • Tori February 10, 2018

      Beyoncé doesn’t have the vocals of 4 women on that list and at least 3 lessors i can think of so please sit!

  9. Meteorite February 10, 2018

    As of right now I’m skeptical because I have honestly hated every Disney live remake thus far… so my hopes are low. And no it’s not nostalgia speaking.

  10. Brent Christopher February 10, 2018

    no shade — Beyonce doesn’t need to be added to the classic LION KING material. it’ll be as unnecessary and god awful as when artists attempt to rework timeless Christmas Carols; ruining the melody with all of their ridiculous runs and screaming and voice “tricks”. NO!… just NO. let her create new, original songs for the film, but leave the classic LION KING songs alone!

  11. Mark111 February 10, 2018

    This soundtrack is going to be amazing. Danni and Beyonce singing Can You Fell The Love Tonight. OMG!
    I hope Beyonce is taking voice acting classes tho. But adult Nala doesn’t have many lines, so that’s good.

    • Bam February 11, 2018

      They’re probably gonna go the broadway route where nala has more to do, agreed about the voice over lessons but I doubt she will.

  12. Lanafan1 February 10, 2018

    Childish needs to drop a rap song for this movie! I’m so upset he didn’t have a track on Black Panther!

    • Jasmine February 10, 2018

      I agree. He is so talented, s***, and querky all at the same time. He should have had a couple songs on the soundtrack. I would have liked a couple solo songs and one track with him and Kendrick.

  13. Xoxo February 10, 2018

    Loved this movie as a little girl and I cannot wait to see this with my 3 year old 🙂

  14. DanYiel Iman February 10, 2018

    I’m excited about this because it’s apart of what she wanted in her career!!

  15. Chica February 11, 2018

    So Beyoncé will change one or two words and then get her name put in the credits. Then Jay Z and Co will start saying she wrote a musical score.

    • Oliver February 11, 2018

      It’s called power.. if the people doing the film ,music ,the soundtrack agree that means your opinion is void.. beyonce will be credited just because of her presence she has nothing else to do. It’s called power,she’s a treasure, she’s a brand, oh yes chica loca she will b credited and will slay In that movie chica listen it’s black power . Do your part time job and make the queen relevant until she retired at 60 years old 😉

  16. JOHNVIDAL February 11, 2018

    That´s a pity. It was good as it was. Look at the new version of the song for Beauty and teh Beast. People cared more about Celine´s new little song for last year film than the new version by Ariana and John Legend. That music from those movies was quality (in ways Frozen wishes) and also huge HITS at the same time. This new live action versions of Disney classics are not making any splah. They are making money but zero impact. You can only do that once with the same thing.

    Beyonce is very careful and full of proud so I´m sure the result will be good enough (she would put herself ina bad position if not). But still, some classics are kind of untouchable.

  17. JOHNVIDAL February 11, 2018

    Oh and if someone needs to be praised for the original score too, really praised, that´s Hans Zimmer. What a pucking monster that guy. Almost all my fave scores were made by him.

  18. YouFatusankoh February 11, 2018

    EpicEpic i can’t wait I love them two

  19. YouFatusankoh February 12, 2018

    Epic I can’t wait for the record and the movie queen Bey is all that and more

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