Disney’s live-action adaptation ‘Mufasa: The Lion King’ got Release Window. Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins announced the prequel to the 2019 film The Lion King at the global Disney fan event D23 Expo. With the announcement of the prequel the title of the film was also revealed is going to be Mufasa: The Lion King.
The first look teaser of the film shows that the upcoming film will be about the journey of Mufasa from the time he was a cub to the time he became the ‘Lion King’.
Disney’s ‘Mufasa: The Lion King’ Release Schedule
Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins announced at the Disney fan event D23 Expo that the movie will premiere in theaters in 2024.
About the plot
While not too much is known about the plot, we do know that it will focus on the two brothers and Mufasa’s rise to his reign.
Jenkins explained, “Mufasa was actually an orphan who had to navigate the world alone himself. And, in telling the story, we get to experience the real journey of how Mufasa found his place in the circle of life.”
He further added Mufasa: The Lion King is a “story about how Mufasa rose to royalty.” He also revealed that the audience will see younger versions of characters Timon, Pumbaa, and Rafiki in the upcoming movie. The short teaser that began with Rafiki’s (John Kani) narration, also had Timon aka Billy Eichner joking around.
Mufasa: The Lion King Teaser Explained
A brief teaser soared over Pride Rock, to the other side of the desert, and up onto a smaller rock where a young cub stands. The cub looks up and sees a drop of rain hit him in the face. But the rain keeps coming and a flood begins. Mufasa is caught up in the flood and finds himself swept away in the flood, only to be discovered by another mystery lion.
The footage then cut to Rafiki, Timon, and Pumbaa where Timon was complaining that they weren’t in this story. But you are, Timon. You are.
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