Hugh Jackman NOT Playing Scar In Lion King Remake

Ruben Ruiz
July 17, 2017

Exclusively screened for attendees and not simultaneously released online, the footage featured jaw-dropping photoreal shots of African landscapes, many types of animals (including elephants and, of course, lions), and ended with the iconic moment in which Rafiki introduces an adorable young Simba on Pride Rock, as Circle of Life played. With Jon Favreau attached to direct, the project has been amassing its cast for the past few months. However, that is highly unlikely.

If you thought The Jungle Book had some kind of magical realism going on, just wait until you see what's in store for The Lion King. One can only wonder who will be added to the cast, which is already shaping up nicely with Donald Glover as Simba, Billy Eichner as Timon, Seth Rogen as Pumba, John Oliver as Zazu and James Earl Jones returning once more as the voice of Mufasa. Not only that, Jackman is an accomplished singer and has a soft spot for musicals - so signing on to The Lion King, which will no doubt feature some of the music from the original, seems right up his alley. Scar was originally voiced by Jeremy Irons back in the classic 1994 animated film. This new report hasn't been confirmed by Disney or acknowledged during today's announcements, so feel free to read into this picture the Logan star recently shared however you like. The film will be directed by Guy Ritchie and now has no release date.

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The remake will be released on July 19, 2019.

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