Big News: A Live-Action Lion King Movie Is Happening!
Adoring Disney more than we already do didn’t seem possible, but with the steady stream of live-action remakes in the works, we’re in pure movie-lovin’ bliss. If a Little Mermaid remake and seeing Emma Stone as Cruella in the new 101 Dalmatians story weren’t enough to get you giddy, news has just been released that a live-action Lion King is happening. Roooar! Or rather, yaaay!
With no news yet as to an expected release date or any possible stars who might be on board to play (or rather, voice) the beloved characters, we do know who will be behind the new Lion King.
Excited for my next project 🦁👑
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) September 28, 2016
Jon Favreau, who brought us The Jungle Book earlier this year, tweeted about his next project — and despite the fact that he didn’t quite confirm his part in the project, he really TOTALLY did with two specific emoji.
Fans were quick to (justifiably) freak out.
Some are super excited…
So excited that @Jon_Favreau is taking on The Lion King!! I'm very excited for it !
— manda (@amxndasantino) September 28, 2016
— Patrick Gamble (@PatrickJGamble) September 28, 2016
The Lion King was my favorite movie to watch when I was young and it's still great today.
— Kevin Perine (@TurtwigFan354) September 28, 2016
Others are a little worried (to say the least)…
Tbh I'm terrified for the new lion king movie… that was my childhood.
— John O (@MyNameIsJohn_O) September 28, 2016
The Lion King is my favorite Disney movie. The live action remake better be gold
— boy bye (@luvforboca) September 28, 2016
oy vey…lion king…lemme just keep mum
— #UnapologeticBlack (@leelabee) September 28, 2016
Yet one dude won’t let the hype get him down…
Hakuna Matata, friends!
Are you excited (or worried) about a live-action Lion King remake? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(h/t Elite Daily; photos via Disney)