Disney is seriously committed to making live-action, updated versions of their classic cartoon flicks.
The Lion King is the next up and coming Disney live-action to hit our screens, and though it won't be here until 2019, there are already rumours circulating about who will be joining the cast of animal characters.
Actors and comedians Seth Rogen and Billy Eichn are reported to be in final talks with Disney to voice the iconic duo Timon and Pumbaa, according to The Wrap.
Seth Rogen has been cast to voice Pumbaa and Billy Eichner to voice Timon in the Lion King live action film
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— PerksOfBeingAFanboy. (@LiamKelsall) April 25, 2017
The pair are set to give new life to the unlikely duo, made of up a bemusing warthog and smart-mouthed meerkat, which first came to fame in the original film in 1994.
Neither actor has commented on the exciting development, but fans are already delighted about the casting.
This live Lion King movie about to be the best thing to come out. They just casted Seth Rogan in it
— The Dan Fletcher (@TheAlmightyArt) April 25, 2017
The movie is officially scheduled for release on July 19 2019, and after the huge success of Beauty and the Beast, we can't wait to see the upcoming remake of Simba's journey.
As long as The Circle of Life is still involved, we'll be happy.