The lion king will return to the big screen
In 1994 Disney released The Lion King, an animated film that quickly became a classic and one of its most representative titles. So much so that it even served to create one of the most successful and important musicals in all of history.
Well, now we have learned that after that remake in real action that we could see in 2019, the company has decided to continue the story with a sequel that it will direct Barry jenkins, a talented director you probably know from his work on the movie Moonlight.
This sequel or The Lion King 2 if you want to call it that will continue to use the photo-realism technique that Jon Favreau, responsible for the popular series The Mandalorian, already used both in the first installment with him in another remake released by the company, The Jungle Book.
Along with Jenkins will be Jeff Nathanson as script manager. What’s more, not only is it the same one that wrote the one in the first installment, but apparently it already has an initial draft. Not much data is known about this and the study itself handles this information with many secrets, but it is rumored that in addition to advancing in the story of Simba and his friends there will also be times to explore new stories where the mythology of its characters will have a lot of weight. Like, for example, knowing the origin of Mufasa -Simba’s father-.
A sequel with great challenges
The sequel to The Lion King comes motivated by several reasons, although for some the most important is none other than the box office success that the first installment represented. This achieved raise more than $ 1.6 billion all over the world. So it is logical that the company gives it priority and although it has not yet set a date for the start of the recording or premiere, it would not be strange if it anticipated other productions.
Those yes, depending on when it arrives, we will have to see how they do it. Because as much as we like the idea of being able to see the premieres on Disney +, it still seems that it is too early for the benefits generated to be equal to those they would achieve in a normal situation, first entering the cinemas and then the rest of the windows. .
Anyway, talking about premieres and possible scenarios is right now to venture. Better to let everything progress and based on that, the appropriate decisions will be made. For now the interesting thing is that if you liked the remake in real image of The Lion King, the second in something that nobody knows