Donald Glover to play Simba in 'Lion King' live-action remake
MANILA, Philippines – Donald Glover is playing Simba in Disney's upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King!
The news was confirmed on Saturday, February 18, by director John Favreau, who tweeted "I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba" along with a photo of Donald.
He also tweeted a photo of James Earl Jones, saying, "Looking forward to working with this legend. #Mufasa." James also voiced Mufasa in the original animated movie in 1994.
Aside from this project, we'll also see Donald on the big screen soon in Spider-Man: Homecoming and in the untitled Star Wars film about Han Solo, where he will play Lando Calrissian.
Donald has also had a successful career in music – he performs under the name Childish Gambino.
John directed the live-action remake of The Jungle Book, which was released in 2016.
A release date for The Lion King has not yet been announced. – Rappler.com