The law of the jungle can be unforgiving, especially for a young boy forced to leave the only family he’s ever known. And so it goes for the “man-cub” Mowgli in an exclusive new clip from director Jon Favreau’s hybrid live-action and CGI adaptation of The Jungle Book.
The scene finds Mowgli — played by 12-year-old newcomer Neel Sethi — preparing to leave his pack after his presence in the wild has raised the ire of the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba).
“The boy is right,” says Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), the panther who first discovered him as an orphan. “Maybe it’s time he found another people.”
Needless to say, Lupita Nyong’o’s mother wolf Raksha does not feel the same way. Watch the clip above to see her heart-melting exchange with her adopted son.
The Jungle Book opens April 15.