‘The Lion King’ has the world awaiting its roar as its July 19th release draws near.
Beyond promises of jaw-dropping cinematics, many are anticipating the musical component of Disney’s live action re-telling of one its most popular titles.
The involvement of superstar singer Beyonce, who stars as Nala, is widely cited as one of the main reasons for this.
Sans carefully curated trailers, much of what’s to come has been shrouded in secrecy.
However, director Jon Favreau is drip-feeding tea. Join us below for the latest pouring…
Speaking to Variety, he said of Bey’s role and musical contributions:
“Oh, you’re in for a treat! She’s wonderful. She’s been coming by looking at stuff. I’ve been hearing stuff, not just the stuff from that we recorded from the original film, but she’s been working on music as well. And she is a staggering talent and I’m so fortunate to be collaborating with her.”
It’s widely expected that Bey, along with lead Donald Glover, will play an integral role in putting a fresh spin on ‘Lion King’ classics such as ‘Circle Of Life’ and ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight.’ They’re also confirmed, per the quote above, to be cooking up all-new material.
We’re more excited than keystrokes can convey. Roll on July!