The Lion King remake cast has been announced, and we're very excited

2 November 2017, 11:23

Disney are continuing their trend of remaking their biggest animated movies, and next off the list is The Lion King.

The full cast list for the hugely anticipated movie has now been confirmed, with pop superstar Beyoncé signing up as the adult Nala.

Meanwhile, Spider-Man: Homecoming actor Donald Glover will play the lead role of the adult Simba, while James Earl Jones returns as Mufasa, the role he voiced in the original 1994 movie.

British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor will play villain, Seth Rogen will be Pumba the warthog, and comedian John Oliver will play Zazu.

The movie will be rather similar to Disney's recent remake of The Jungle Book, which saw its actors voicing photorealistic computer-generated animals.

The Lion King will come on in July 2019, and will be directed by Jon Favreau, who also directed the Jungle Book reboot.

He said: "It is a director's dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life."

Prince George will be happy - his dad Prince William recently revealed that the original Lion King is his favourite film.