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There will be a sequel to the live-action film The Lion King with the director of Moonlight at the helm



There will be a sequel to the live-action film The Lion King with the director of Moonlight at the helm

The sequel to the live-action film The Lion King is confirmed with the director of Moonlight at the helm of the project.

Within the Live-action movies of Disney animation classics Without a doubt, one that was quite popular was the “realistic” version of The Lion King directed by Jon Favreau in 2019, giving more room to Disney to continue giving the green light to new films based on its most popular classics.

However, what we did not expect is that the mouse company would prepare sequels to live-action films already made. Some time ago we knew about the sequel to Aladdin, which will not be based on animated films, and now Deadline exclusively collects the confirmation from Walt Disney Studios to make a sequel to the live-action film The Lion King.

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Walt Disney Studios has designated the Oscar winner Barry jenkins, director of Moonlight, to get behind the scenes in the sequel to The Lion King. Jeff Nathanson, scriptwriter of the previous installment, is again in charge of the script, of which he has already written a draft.

Of course, the film will continue with the photorealistic technology that Favreau used in the 2019 film and in the live-action version of The Jungle Book in 2016, although the details of the plot of this new film are not known at the moment. , so it is up to the air whether it will adapt the animated sequel or develop an entirely new story.

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It remains to be seen whether sequel to The Lion King will feature part of the original cast, which featured the voices of, among others, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, Alfre Woodard and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, as well as the return of James Earl Jones providing the voice of Mufasa. What do you think there is going to be a new live-action movie of The Lion King?