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The Lion King live-action remake was divisive among fans and critics when it was released in 2019. Nevertheless, the film was a billion-dollar success for Disney. Now, the next chapter is coming, but it will tell the story before the famous one we all know.

On Friday, during Walt Disney Studios’ panel at D23 Expo director Barry Jenkins revealed that the film will be titled Mufasa: the Lion King, and it will be in theaters in 2024. The film will be told in two different time frames reportedly, as Timon, Pumbaa, and Rafiki will tell the origin story of Mufasa to a new cub while seeing Mufasa rise to royalty. on Friday. ComicBook.com had an exclusive description of what the footage entails. 

Mufasa: The Lion King. 2024.

“Teaser starts with cub Mufasa. ‘Not a drop of royal blood.” He gets swept away in some water. It ends with Timon and Pumbaa joking ‘We aren’t in this movie?’ So.. they are.”

The film will be directed by Jenkins with a script from Jeff Nathanson. Aaron Pierre will voice Mufasa in the new movie, with Kelvin Harrison Jr. voicing Scar.

No other cast members are announced as of this writing. Fans should expect some voice actors from the 2019 film to return.

What do you think of all of this? Sound off in the comments!

Andre Porter

Andre is a news writer at Ringside News and Thirsty For News, covering professional wrestling since 1999. He is an avid fan of the WWE and has attended numerous television tapings and PPVs. With a background in multimedia, Andre also enjoys film, travel, comics, and rooting for Philadelphia sports teams.

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