Following the box office success of Aladdin, Disney has released a bunch of new character posters for Jon Favreau’s adaptation of The Lion King, giving us a closer look at the breathtakingly detailed photorealistic take on the main characters.
Favreau’s adaptation of The Jungle Book was visually stunning, so it’s no surprise how fantastic the animals look in these posters. There are a couple of changes from the original to some of the main cast though, predominantly Scar, Zazu and Pumba.
Check out the posters below!
Disney’s The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney’s The Lion King roars into cinemas on the 19th July 2019.