In 2019, the live-action fairy tale The Lion King was a great success and even managed to become the highest-grossing film ever in the Netherlands. It had been in the air for a while that a sequel would come, but it is official. Walt Disney makes The Lion King 2 and a director has already been hired.
This becomes clear through Variety Moonlight in If Beale Street Could Talkdirector Berry Jenkins will direct the second part. Jeff Nathanson returns for the writing.
“Helping my sister raise two young boys in the ’90s, I grew up with these characters,” zei Jenkins. “Getting the opportunity to work with Disney to expand this wonderful story of friendship, love and legacy, as I continue my work to describe the lives and souls of people in the African diaspora, is a dream come true.”
In the second part, according to Comicbook.com, we would, among other things, see an origin story of Mufasa, Simba’s father. Still, the film would be a sequel to the first part with the animals from that part. The film by director Jon Favreau (The Mandalorian) managed to turn in a whopping $ 1.7 billion at worldwide cinema ticket offices last year.
The news was celebrated in an original, but appropriate way by Lulu Wang, Jenkins’ partner. Dates for the start of production and release are not yet known.
– Lulu Wang (@thumbelulu) September 29, 2020
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