The first look at Barry Jenkins'live action film'Mufasa: The Lion King' is here!
More than two years after producers revealed the title poster for the upcoming prequel to the 2019 blockbuster 'The Lion King,' the creators on Thursday shared the first image of Mufasa taking his place atop a rock. .
The prequel promises to delve into the origins of the iconic Disney character, Mufasa, shedding light on his creation alongside his brother, Scar.Actors Aaron Pierre It is Kelvin Harrison Jr. will lend their voices to the characters Mufasa and Scar, respectively. Jeremy Ferros It is Chiwetel Ejiofor will lend their voices to the film.
“Mufasa” marks a significant addition to the beloved franchise. 'The Lion King' is one of the most beloved and iconic animated films. The film was not only critically acclaimed, but also became a box office success, grossing over $960 million.
This film arrives 5 years after the 2019 live-action remake received mixed reviews from critics. Despite criticism, the film grossed more than US$1 billion worldwide.
D23 Expo 2022 attendees got an exclusive preview of the film, which began with the venerable Rafiki, voiced by John Kani, telling Mufasa's origin story to a captive audience of pups.
The footage revealed Mufasa's humble beginnings as an orphaned cub, navigating a harsh desert landscape until fate led him to Pride Rock.
For Jenkins, 'Mufasa' represents his third directorial venture, following the acclaimed 'Moonlight' and 'If Beale Street Could Talk'.
'Mufasa: The Lion King' is set to be released on December 20.