For the past several years, Disney has been adapting their most popular cartoons as live-action films. Personally, I've never understood this. I've never watched an animated film and thought, "This cartoon is good but you know what would make it really great? If it wasn't a cartoon." Seems like I'm in the minority with this opinion as these movies always make all the money.
The Lion King remake is set to be released in 2019 and I figured it'd just be another movie that I wouldn't pay any attention to. Then the cast list was released and, you guys, I get it now. I get why these remakes are happening.
And I'm not the only one who feels that way. Everyone is stoked for this cast and for one person in particular.
BEYONCÉ IS PLAYING NALA BITTTTCCCCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAHAJQWLOSMFOMROMOMGOMGOMG— RN (@DopeEthiopian) November 1, 2017
*looks at the Lion King cast list with increasing fury* Not ONE of these is a Lion— Valondar (@VK_HM) November 2, 2017
That entire LION KING cast is crazy, and my favorite part is still that James Earl Jones is irreplaceable. You're goddamn right he is.— DrewMcWingedSerpent (@DrewMcWeeny) November 1, 2017
it's not called the lion king anymore. if beyonces in it, it's called the lion queen. it's nala's movie now— Ziwe (@ziwe) November 2, 2017