Hugh Jackman Playing Scar In Lion King Remake

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So imagine flocks of rhinos, elephants, and other African animals going about their business grazing and doing what other animals do when they get the call to Pride Rock for the anointing ceremony.The Circle of Life is blasting through the hall and here comes Rafiki (that's right a CGI Rafiki!) to gather baby Simba from his mother but not before anointing his forehead with some red paint and we get a little sneeze from Simba.

And just like the Jungle Book, it all looks very, very real.

It remains to be seen whether the live action version of the original film will be able to repeat the enormous huge critical and commercial success The Lion King received.

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Jackman certainly has the ferocity to play Scar, and will bring his many talents to the character. However, that is highly unlikely. The Lion King, which was an animated feature, is now being made as live-action film. Mufasa will be voiced yet again by the one and only James Earl Jones, who could simply not be replaced. Famous comedian and host of HBO's Last Week Tonight show John Oliver is the hornbill Zazu, and the last is Wolverine star Hugh Jackman as the villain, Scar. Alas with what Jackman's representatives have said, it seems there's zero room for Jackman being involved. He replaces original voice Jeremy Irons.

The Lion King is set to hit theaters on July 19, 2019. The 1992 flick is also getting it's own live-action remake and Will Smith has been cast as the Genie.

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