‘The Lion King’ Prequel Adds Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Aaron Pierre in Leading Roles

The prequel to the 2019 live-action remake of “The Lion King” has cast its lead roles, with Aaron Pierre (“Old”) voicing Mufasa and Kelvin Harrison Jr. (“Waves”) voicing Scar.

According to Deadline, The movie will follow the brothers in their youth, back when Harrison Jr.’s Scar was known as Taka. More details about the plot have yet to be released. Writer Jeff Nathanson is returning, and the film will be directed by Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”).

This will be the first theatrical chapter in the franchise where the role of Mufasa has not been voiced by James Earl Jones. Jones shares the role with Gary Anthony Williams in Disney Jr.’s “The Lion Guard,” but neither actor has been tied to the new film.

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  1. who knows if this movie will be a prequel or a follow up to the Lion King 2019 movie when details are fully announced in the future, basically the funny thing about Scar (formerly Taka or Askari) has two versions of his backstory, though i’m not sure which of them is the true backstory behind Scar’s past.

  2. and i wonder if the two (somewhat unlikely) brothers will have designs identical to the ones seen in the 2019 film or it have will live action designs with color palettes identical to the 1994 version of The Lion King movie.

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