A Live Action ‘Lion King’ Sequel is Coming!

A sequel to the 2019 live action The Lion King is in the works. The writer of last years film, Jeff Nathanson, is returning and he already has a draft of the script ready to go. Another writer, Barry Jenkins, will be directing the film, and his most notable work is Moonlight, which he also directed and which also won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2017. His other notable work is If Beale Street Could Talk, which was an Oscar nominee, one of the actresses of the film, Regina King, won Best Supporting Actress.

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So, this movie has some great people to bring this sequel to life. However, the movie is going to take a different direction than the original sequel, The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride. The original followed Simba’s daughter Kiara and her love interest Kovu, who is part of Scar’s pride, and how the two fall in love and plot to bring their prides together. This new sequel is going to be more of an origin story for Mufasa. The music will be a continuation of the music from the 2019 film and it will use the same photo realistic technology as used before.
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This sequel sounds like it’s going to be great but it would have been nice to do a live action version of the animated sequel. However, that sequel is often overlooked and this new story is one that people will be excited to see. Some of the music from the broadway play will also be incorporated into the film, which is exciting for those that have seen that adaptation.
The stars that led their voices to the 2019 film haven’t been confirmed to return to lend their voices. Those stars included Donald Glover and Beyonce, who voice Simba and Nala respectively, and the original voice of Mufasa, James Earl Jones, as well as many other actors. Fingers crossed they return for the sequel.
While we wait for this to hit the big screen, you can watch the 2019 film right here and all of the animated films as well. Even the animated series Timon and Pumba.
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Beyoncé Turns 38! Here are 7 of Her Fiercest Lyrics!

Today, September 4th, is Beyoncé’s 38th birthday!

While Beyoncé is not an author, her lyrics have had an immense impact on the culture we live in. Back when Lemonade dropped you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing a reference to hot sauce or sneezing on the beat, and an impact like that is worth celebrating.



Here are seven Beyoncé lyrics that get the club jumpin’ jumpin’!


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I am the dragon breathing fire/Beautiful mane I’m the lion/Beautiful man I know you’re lying/I am not broken, I’m not crying, I’m not crying – Don’t Hurt Yourself


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Now you want to say you’re sorry/Now you want to call me crying/Now you gotta see me wilding/Now I’m the one that’s lying/And I don’t feel bad about it/It’s exactly what you get/Stop interrupting my grinding/I ain’t thinking ’bout you. – Sorry


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Ten Hail Marys, I meditate for practice/Channel nine news tell me I’m movin’ backwards/Eight blocks left, death is around the corner/Seven misleadin’ statements ’bout my persona/Six headlights wavin’ in my direction/Five-o askin’ me what’s in my possession/Yeah I keep runnin,’ jump in the aqueducts/Fire hydrants and hazardous/Smoke alarms on the back of us/But mama don’t cry for me, ride for me/Try for me, live for me. – Freedom


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Drop the bass, mane, the bass get lower/Radio say speed it up I just go slower/High like treble, pumping on them mids/Ya man ain’t never seen a booty like this/And why you think ya keep my name rollin’ off your tongue/’Cause when you want a smash, I’ll just write another one/I sneezed on the beat and the beat got sicker/Yoncé all on his mouth like liquor. – Yoncé


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My daddy Alabama, momma Louisiana/You mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma/I like my baby hair, with baby hair and afros/I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils/Earned all this money but they never take the country out me/I got a hot sauce in my bag, swag. – Formation


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Ten times out of nine, I know you’re lying/But nine times outta ten, I know you’re trying/So I’m trying to be fair/And you’re trying to be there and to care/And you’re caught up in your permanent emotions/All the loving I’ve been giving goes unnoticed. – Love Drought


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Diva’s y’all help me sing the next verse?/Here we go/Since 15 in my stillettos, been struttin’ in this game/’What’s yo age?’ was the question they ask when I hit the stage/I’m a diva, best believe her, you see how she gettin’ paid? – Diva




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Beyoncé Just Dropped a Single From ‘The Lion King’ Remake!

‘Be Prepared’ didn’t make the cut in Jon Favreau’s live action rendition, but we can get a taste of the new soundtrack with what the Queen Bey just dropped.



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In case you’re living under a rock, Disney is remaking all their animation classics. Beauty and the Beast hit theaters in 2017 (as well as 1991) and Lady and the Tramp will be available in live action form on their newest streaming service, Disney Plus, but The Lion King will come out in eight days on July 18th.

Stirring up the soup bowl of hype is Beyoncé!

Not only will she grace our ears by being the voice of Nala, but she’s also producing and curating the album for the film. Are you wondering how that will turn out? Well, wait no longer!



The song is titled ‘Spirit’ and “is said to be featured during a pivotal scene in the film involving Queen Bey’s character, Nala,” Deadline reports.



You can listen to the song below:


Are you excited for this movie? It’ll be the second live-action Disney remake that Jon Favreau (the first was The Jungle Book).



Right now it seems that Disney isn’t stopped with their live action remakes. The Mulan teaser trailer dropped only three days ago….



….and Maleficent 2: Mistress of Evil‘s second trailer dropped two days ago…



…and the cast for Little Mermaid has been growing.


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So the train is going, but are you along for the ride?





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