One of the most popular tracks from Disney’s original “The Lion King” is Elton John’s ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight?’ as performed by the original cast. The upcoming live-action adaptation is bringing the song back, this time featuring cast members Donald Glover and Beyoncé. Elton John also released a version of the song, giving music critics three options to choose from now.
To get moviegoers excited for the big July premiere of the movie, Disney released a new sneak peek video including the latest cover of the song. “The Lion King” stars Donald Glover as Simba and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, and fans of the original song can watch the video below.
Jon Favreau directed “The Lion King” for Disney, Favreau also directed “The Jungle Book,” “Iron Man 2,” and “Iron Man” for the studio. Favreau is also working on the Star Wars live-action series called “The Mandalorian.”
Tickets for “The Lion King” go on sale tomorrow, and the film itself hits theaters on July 19th. The new adaptation also features James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff directed the original animated movie for Disney back in 1994. That film opened at number-one following a limited release with a $40.8M nationwide debut. “The Lion King” went on to make over $968M in theaters.
July is starting with Sony Pictures’ “Spider-Man: Far From Home” at the beginning of the month, followed by A24’s horror-thriller “Midsommar” the following week. Sony Pictures is book-ending the month with Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.
In October, Disney is releasing the live-action movie “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” from director Joachim Rønning. Angelina Jolie will once again star in the title role, alongside Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville. Joining the cast in the new installment are Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein, Harris Dickinson, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Disney fans can set a reminder to catch “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” in theaters on October 18th.
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