The Lion King: New Stills Revealed As Director Gushes Over Beyonce’s Role

Published: Thursday 25th Apr 2019 by Sam

Disney‘s live-action take on ‘The Lion King’ is easily one of modern cinema’s most anticipated movies.

And its buzz was just cranked up a notch courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

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The magazine has unleashed a striking set of stills from the Jon Favreau production, which is anchored by Donald Glover (as Simba) and Beyonce (as Nala).

Showcasing the incredible artistry that has gone into re-creating the film’s backdrop, the shots arrive two weeks after the first full length trailer for the flick was uncaged.

Beyond providing up-close looks at the likes of Simba, Scar, and Rafiki, the feature saw director Favreau open up about Beyonce’s involvement in what many are already deeming the film of the decade.

Dive below for more on ‘The Lion King’ (which hits theaters worldwide on July 19th)…

Favreau via EW:

Yet for a star of Beyoncé’s stature, the scrappy black-box stage of The Lion King may arguably be the most intimate she’s performed on in years. “Although her persona onstage is bigger than life, she’s very down to earth and is very much dedicated to having a life that is human-scale,” says Favreau, who reached out to the singer on the whim that she might be interested in playing Nala. “I think that part of [her joining the film] is that she’s got young kids, part of it is that it’s a story that feels good for this phase of her life and her career, and she really likes the original very much. And then, of course, there are these wonderful musical numbers that she can be involved with, and my God… she really lives up to her reputation as far as the beauty of her voice and talent.”


Mind-blowing! July needs to hurry already!

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[Photo credit: Disney / EW]

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  1. Ty April 25, 2019

    Scar is really the only thing I was a tad bit disappointed with based on trailers. The rest looks good.

    • Whoops 🤷🏽‍♀️🤭💅🏾 April 25, 2019

      Agreed. He could’ve been depicted far better. The scar on his eye isn’t even distinguishable, like it should be. 🙄 And I don’t see why they couldn’t give him a black mane. And his eyes were green in the original. I know it’s supposed to be realistic but at the end of the day, they’re still talking lions. It can only be so real. The rest looks good though and the cast as a whole is solid.

      • Ty April 25, 2019

        Lol they are talking lions to hell with realism they could have taken artistic license with scar 🤣 but nvm ill still support.

      • Tyler April 25, 2019

        Because that’s unrealistic. In the real world the darker a lions mane is, the more powerful he is. Scar was not as powerful as Mufasa or Simba

      • Whoops 🤷🏽‍♀️🤭💅🏾 April 25, 2019

        Tylerrr, boo, they are TALKING LIONS who dance and sing. Lol, being realistic is out of the window. And Having a dark mane as a sign for more power was never an issue in the original, so why should it be now? This is an iconic movie with iconic characters. It just seems to me that maintaining Scar’s look is more important to the movie far more than giving him a brown mane just to signify (to those who even care, let’s remember it’s a kids movie first) that he’s not powerful enough to have a black mane. In the original, I think the black mane was about depicting Scar as a rogue and outcast, because he didn’t resemble any of the rest of the pride. Now, he doesn’t look menacing or obviously anomalous. He just looks like an anorexic tiger with a bad haircut.

      • Tyler April 26, 2019

        @Whoops
        The point is for them to LOOK real…

  2. ??? April 25, 2019

    lmaoooo and STILL nothing about #HomeFLOPPING and its massive failure of 14k pure sales lmfaooooooo. sorry, but asskissing from some director isnt gonna erase that lmfaoooooooooooooooooo

  3. Ratedxxx April 25, 2019

    Well Everyone can act accept beyondfake ….she better not ruin the movie for me….maybe ill wait till it comes on Netflix..so I can fast forward

  4. My third eye April 25, 2019

    Hopefully Nala don’t sound like she from 3rd ward. We need african savannah Nala okurrt.

    • Danny Bey April 25, 2019

      Scar has a whole English accent, Timon has a whole Jersey accent….yall act so weird and goofy when it comes to Beyonce. Its like your mind channels Trump type “intelligence” JUST for the sake of hating on her and it always comes off as desperate and miserable. Weirdos

      • So Fresh April 25, 2019

        YOU SAID WHAT YOU SAID! AND I AGREE WITH WHAT YOU SAID!!!

  5. Lol April 25, 2019

    Literally all the cast did was provide their voice. What is there to gush about? She’s not even the main character.

    • Ty April 25, 2019

      Obviously, he was talking about her as a person outside of the Beyonce the entertainer can you read???

  6. Bam April 25, 2019

    Dead expressionless eyes. This just looks off to me lol. Oh well…

  7. Pedonika April 25, 2019

    Poor Nala sounding illiterate 🙁

  8. Jackx April 25, 2019

    Migos should have been the hyenas

  9. LUCKI April 25, 2019

    The usual haters are in place. Why am I not surprised?
    Anyway… another day, another slay for Bey.

    • ??? April 25, 2019

      lmaoooooo then why couldnt she slay more than 14k copies for #HomeFLOPPING? lmfaooooooooooooooooooooo

      • Jasmine1999 April 26, 2019

        Seems you’re the only one who cares teehee

  10. I hate b&w b itchezz . They both not sht April 25, 2019

    Whitney Houston would have been better for the role

    Like in Cinderella w. Brandy

    • LUCKI April 25, 2019

      Are you not aware that Whitney Houston has been deceased for 7 years? Stop trolling.

  11. I hate b&w b itchezz . They both not sht April 25, 2019

    Whitney Houston movies have stealler, bodyguard, Cinderella. Preacher wife , the soundtrack pure hit..

  12. I hate b&w b itchezz . They both not sht April 25, 2019

    The soundtrack Wil flop Beyonce is not Whitney Houston

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