Disney’s Live action remake of The lion King hits theaters July 19, and the marketing for the film has shifted into high gear. Today, we not only got a new featurette for the film that features the movie’s cast talking about how great it is to be a part of it (as well as some new footage), but we also got a very interesting set of new character posters that put the characters face to face with their human voice counterparts.
The posters include Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar and several group shots including Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, and John Oliver as Timon, Pumbaa, and Zazu as well as a Hyena poster that features Keegan Michael-Key as Kamari, Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, and Eric André as Azizi. Sadly, there’s no poster of James Earle Jones as Mufasa.
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” 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 theaters on July 19, 2019.