First full trailer released for live-action ‘Lion King’

Thursday, 11 Apr, 2019

However, many fans may have struggled to recognize The Lion King baddie due to his new look. Scar, Mufasa's brother-and former heir to the throne-has plans of his own.

Under 2 minutes long, it shows off the Pride Rock setting, with glimpses of Simba's childhood friend and love interest Nala as well as new pals Timon and Pumbaa.

The Lion King hits UK cinemas on 19 July 2019.

Check out the brand new images as well...

James Earl Jones' doomed Mufasa comes in with his more uplifting lines next, quoting one of the 1994 film's signature songs.

And if you need a refresher on the beloved tale, here's the new synopsis: "Director Jon Favreau's all-new The Lion King journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born". Scar, the villain voiced by Chiwetel Ejiofor, narrates the powerful trailer, which gives fans the first up-close look at the CGI magic used to bring the animal kingdom to life.

Thankfully, Disney made a decision to hold fans over by releasing the first full trailer of its latest "live action" remake. Yes...

Make sure to watch the trailer to the very end and you'll be treated to Pumbaa and Timon belting out "The Lion Sleeps Tonight".

If you were maybe feeling exhausted of these live-action remakes or skeptical if this new take on The Lion King would be for you, this trailer hopefully took care of those concerns. But as someone who is jaded with these countless Disney "live-action" remakes, I will say that hearing James Earl Jones once again voice Mufasa sent chills down my spine.

The first trailer for the film, released back in November 2018, already had lots of us practically counting the days until the July release date.