Meet Disney's new Simba: Donald Glover. You might also know him as the award-winning guy from "Atlanta," or the future Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo standalone movie. He's everywhere lately, and that's a good thing.
Favreau just announced Glover's casting, along with news that James Earl Jones will once again play Mufasa, whom he voiced in the 1994 animated blockbuster:
So that's two Star Wars connections: The voice of Darth Vader, and the new Lando. Just saying.
Disney is on a live-action roll at the moment -- from "Maleficent" and "Cinderella" to "The Jungle Book" and "Beauty and the Beast" -- even if some fans still wish they'd leave their animated classics alone.
There's no official production start date yet for Favreau's "Lion King," but stay tuned.
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