We look at Jon Favreau wanting Beyonce to Play Nala in Lion King

Hey there readers! Sunny here and we’ve got some news regarding Jon Favreau looking to cast the queen of R&B Beyonce Knowles to play Nala, Simba‘s best friend originally voiced by Moira Kelly and Sally Dworsky in his upcoming live-action film the Lion King. We’ve also been informed Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover will be voicing Simba and the iconic James Earl Jones will be returning to voice the King of the Jungle, Mufasa. Now, I believe that having both Donald and James is already a star-studded production but adding Beyonce to the mix will definitely boost up any musical performance and production that already comes with the classical Disney movie, the Lion King.

Beyonce Knowles

I think it’s safe to assume Beyonce and Donald will be performing as the older versions of Simba and Nala, though nothing is confirming the acceptance on Beyonce’s part. I personally would love to hear her and Glover’s rendition of “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” By Elton John. A few questions do come to mind though when it comes to the live-action remake, other than who else will be cast (even though I am dying to know how Timon and Pumbaa will be portrayed), you have to wonder if Favreau will fill any of the story holes that were in the original animated film Lion King. Will Favreau show more of Simba’s growth? As we know, in the original movie we saw a quick montage showing Simba aging from when he was a young cub to a full-maned grown lion, suit to lead the jungle as the king and nothing in-between. Maybe we’ll even get an explanation as to why Scar, Simba’s evil uncle, decided to let Simba go free and spare his life, because I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wondered why he let his nephew free with a possibility of Simba coming back to take his thrown back.

Mufasa, Simba, Scar

How do you guys feel about Beyonce playing Nala? Is it a good fit? Are you excited for a Lion King live-action movie? Let us know! and if you haven’t gotten around to it, Subscribe! You won’t regret it, stay in the loop with Pop Culture Pipe Bomb with the latest news! And as always, have yourself a good one!

Check out this video covering Donald Glover as Simba here!

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