‘The Lion King’ Remake Has A New Simba

Donald Glover will take on the role, while James Earl Jones returns as Mufasa.

Back in September, Disney announced plans to create a remake of its animated classic “The Lion King.” This time around, director Jon Favreau will likely use CGI animation to create a circle of life that looks much more realistic than it did in the 1994 version.

Donald McKinley Glover is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, rapper, singer, and songwriter. He will be playing the role of Simba.


Disney is currently rebooting many of the music-filled movies that dominated previous generations’ childhoods ― including “Beauty and the Beast,” “Cinderella,” “Pete’s Dragon” and “The Jungle Book,” which Favreau also directed.