Tonight during the 91st Annual Academy Awards, Disney dropped a new trailer for THE LION KING and while it doesn’t reveal much that we haven’t seen already, it did come with the release of a new poster featuring Simba and Mufasa overlooking everything the light touches.
THE LION KING is director Jon Favreau’s all-new journey to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
THE LION KING roars into theaters July 19, 2019.