Casting The Lion King Remake


Yesterday, Disney dropped a warthog-sized bombshell on the world. Jungle Book director Jon Favreau will be remaking The Lion King. This project poses many interesting questions. How will the technology used on Jungle Book translate when there are no live action elements? Will all of the songs be included? Will the hyenas still march like Nazis!? However, perhaps the most fascinating query is this: who will take over these iconic roles? Well… I’ve decided to take a crack at it.

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When Michael Fairbanks first saw Sam Rami's Spider-Man film back in 2002, everything changed. The experience began a lifelong passion for cinema that has gone undeterred since. In 2009 he began reviewing movies on Youtube, which ultimately sprang into a lifelong passion for film criticism and entertainment reporting. He is currently studying screenwriting at Chapman University. Aside from seeing movies, Michael enjoys making bad puns while playing video games, going on long late night drives, and socializing over large plates of food. For more of Fairbanks' movie reviews check out: