Mufasa: The Lion King's plot, cast, and everything we know about it

Mufasa: The Lion King's plot, cast, and everything we know about it

Following the success of the beloved 2019 live-action adaptation, the prequel will be given the same Disney treatment.

Barry Jenkins, an Oscar-winning writer, will direct a film that reveals how Simba''s father, Mufasa, developed into a monarchy in the Pride Lands.

"This is a story about Mufasa''s rise to royalty," Barry tells Disney''s D23 Expo to Empire (opens in a new tab). "We learn how to live him in a different ways.

"Mufasa is who he is because of the people he loves him, and I saw that in myself. I had to make this movie when I was 14 and there was a VHS tape that we watched about 95 times in the span of two days."

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When will Mufasa: The Lion King be released?

Disney D23 has revealed that the film will be released in theaters in 2024, but a date has yet to be announced.

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What is the plot of Mufasa: The Lion King?

While the specific plot is being discussed, we know that it will focus on the titular lion Mufasa''s rise to being one of the greatest leaders in the Pride Lands, which will be told through the eyes of fan-favorites Timon, Pumbaa, and Rafiki.

The theme in the film will be to cover Mufasa''s origins and his brother Taka, who later became known as Scar.

Who is in the cast of Mufasa: The Lion King?

Aaron Pierre () is one of the only actors who have been confirmed to be Mufasa and Kelvin Harrison Jr, who recently played blues musician B. B. King in Baz Luhrmann''s as Scar/Taka.

According to The Hollywood Reporter (opens in a new tab), Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen are likely to return as the much-loved meerkat Timon and warthog Pumbaa.

Is there a trailer for Mufasa: The Lion King?

There is currently no trailer for the Disney D23 exhibition. Those who attended the event were shown footage of Pride Rock, along with a voiceover from Rafiki, and a melodies from the iconic soundtrack.

Baby Mufasa is then swept away in a flood in the Pride Lands, which might be the future future of his orphan story, and how he ends up in the ruthless world alone.

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