Hakuna Matata, because The Lion King is coming to cinemas in 2019! Over 20 years after the release of Disney’s top-grossing animated movie, the trailer for the live-action remake just dropped.
The Lion King is undoubtedly one of the best movies from our childhood. If you’re yet to see the 1994 movie, you have until 2019 to fix that. The original movie was so good that Disney Studios thought to release a live-action remake. From the first look, it appears this upcoming film could be as great as its predecessor. If you thought Simba from the original was adorable, his CGI version in the remake is the most adorable little cub you’ll see on screen.
Watch the stunning trailer below:
In a time when Hollywood producers are bent on producing remakes no one asked for, this trailer perfectly mirrors the animated version – making it the more nostalgic.
Like us, Nigerians across social media are hype for this upcoming movie, not only for the nostalgic factor but because of the stellar cast, from our very own Chiwetel Ejiofor to Beyonce Knowles. Knowing how stunning the first movie was, imagine how breathtaking the live-action will be.
Here are some of the things people are saying about this trailer:
Watching Lion King again in 2019 knowing that Mufasa is going to die again pic.twitter.com/N5Up2rZrTg
— Daria (@OdunEweniyi) November 23, 2018
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Everyone is waiting for the usual suspects: Simba, Mufasa and Scar while I'm just here laughing my ass off imagining Timon and Pumbaa being their hilarious self.
Naah mehn, I can't wait fr fr.
— VoN (@IfITalk) November 22, 2018
Me: I hate Disney. No more original ideas. Yes dear, I'm paying with card. Yes 2 tickets for lion king 3d. 3 shawarmae.
— Obafemi Onwochei (@TheGrandVezir) November 22, 2018
— TheGirlsLikeMe🌴⚡ (@DoreenGLM) November 22, 2018
Mufasa made 0 attempts at reconciliation with the darklands & even tried to encourage Simba to adopt his policy of exclusion , Ran an absolute monarchy that didn't have any diversity & left his kingdom in a vulnerable position when he died. Good father but a rubbish leader 💁🏿♂️
— Papa T (@Tito_Jay) November 23, 2018
Can’t wait till Lion King is out! Just like Moana and The Incredibles, @NerdEfiko and I will be the only adults in the cinema 😂 pissed at little children that won’t stfu and stop crying 😭
— Damilola (@dami_odufuwa) November 23, 2018
This trailer alone has me in pieces 😭😭
James Earl Jones’s voice 😍
Look at the star lineup! Ah come and collect my coins 😩😩 https://t.co/9ioyaZOybY
— A.Z (@Zeeza_luv) November 23, 2018
When Mufasa speaks to Simba from the clouds, he has to end with "this is CNN".
— mogwai. (@TheVunderkind) November 23, 2018
*me watching the Lion King trailer*
Mufasa: Everything the light touches is our kingdom.
— Lil' Buddha (@grandpabbychuck) November 22, 2018