Last night (Dutch time) the D23 Expo took place where Walt Disney Studios treated the fans to a lot of news about their upcoming projects. And one of them is The Lion King 2.
Disney released a remake of the classic animated film The Lion King (1994) in 2019, which, while dubbed live-action, was made entirely with realistic computer animation.
Thanks in part to a star-studded voice cast, it became a huge success, with box-office profits of more than $1.6 billion.
With plenty of animated sequels over the years, there was plenty of potential to continue the story in live-action as well, and sure enough, a sequel to the hit was announced in 2020.
According to reports, the new film would focus on the origins of former King Mufasa and his jealous brother Scar, starring Barry Jenkins (moonlight) as director. Now this has been confirmed with an appropriate title.
The ‘house of the mouse’ itself announced via Twitter that the film Mufasa: The Lion King will be called and should be published in 2024. However, it is still unclear whether it will get a theatrical release or go straight to Disney+.