‘The Lion King’ looks set to roar once more.
For, Disney are reportedly readying a sequel to their photo-realistic remake of the classic.
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According to Deadline, Walt Disney Studios are pressing ahead with a follow-up to their 2019 smash – which was top-billed by Donald Glover and Beyonce.
In a major move, ‘Moonlight’ director Barry Jenkins has been named successor to Jon Favreau – who helmed last year’s film.
Dates and details are being kept under wraps, but the report offered the following about the direction:
“I’m told that the story will further explore the mythology of the characters, including Mufasa’s origin story. Moving the story forward while looking back conjures memories of The Godfather: Part II, set on the African plain with a continuation of the tradition of music that was a key part of the 1994 animated classic, the 2019 film and the blockbuster Broadway stage transfer.”
It’s little surprise that Disney are revisiting ‘The Lion King,’ given the gargantuan success of the 2019 movie. A film that earned a whopping $1.6 billion at the global box office.
Casting will no doubt make for an interesting story, as many will be keen to see if any of the stars from last year’s film will appear.