On November 1st 2017, Disney confirmed the casting for their new live action adaption of The Lion King. While many are excited about the news, some are understandingly concerned with the casting choices. International superstar Beyonce has been cast as the voice of Nala and while there is no doubt that Beyonce will provide a strong performance in the role, there is concern that her celebrity will cause distraction and take viewers out of the moment.
— Disney (@Disney) 1 November 2017
Despite concerns we can expect this new adaptation of The Lion King to be visually spectacular and to build on the foundation that was set by the recent Jungle Book live action remake. The Lion King is expected to be released sometime in 2019 and we can’t wait to see what Disney has in store for us.