Leave it to Mufasa to steal the show at the Oscars.
During the 2019 Academy Awards, the upcoming Lion King remake debuted a new teaser, followed closely by director Jon Favreau sharing a new poster. Although there wasn’t new footage in the teaser, the poster gives fan a better look at Mufasa after the first trailer only showed him briefly. From the looks of the image in the poster, the setting is reminiscent of the location of Zazu’s “Morning Report” in the original film, though the time of day is a bit off. One thing is certain: No matter the moment, Mufasa is, without a doubt, imparting wisdom on his son.
Before Favreau took on Pride Rock, he brought The Jungle Book back to life. Joining him on this journey is his cast, which includes James Earl Jones returning as Mufasa, Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, John Oliver as Zazu, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King hits theaters July 19, 2019. See the poster below.