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‘Mufasa:The Lion king Prequel’ Sets Release Date

‘Mufasa:The Lion king Prequel’ Sets Release Date

Mufasa: The Lion King is the prequel to Disney’s latest release, The Lion King. This will serve as a sequel to the 1994 film and will focus on a young Scar. It will be released in theatres on July 5, 2024, and is expected to be another major success for Disney. The creative team involved with the film includes  Barry Jenkins  (director) and Jeff Nathanson (scripter). There is a lot of hype around the film and its early release has proved that. The company plans to release a teaser trailer soon and will likely do a major marketing campaign to build the hype up even more. This movie is going to be set in Africa and will focus on Scar (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor) as he tries to take over Pride Rock. The film will be rated PG-13 for some intense action sequences, some thematic elements, and brief language. There is no news yet if anyone from the original cast or production team from The Lion King will contribute to this prequel.



Aaron Pierre as Young Mufasa

Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Young Scar


Billy Eichner as Timon

Seth Rogen as Pumbaa

John Kani as Rafiki

Things to know:



Mufasa is the protagonist of Disney’s 1994 animated film, The Lion King. He was the king of Pride Land and the father of Simba. Amid his reign, Mufasa was killed by his envious brother Scar to steal the throne. Despite his death, Mufasa endures memories from loved ones. His spirit manifests in clouds, stars, and sunlight which has occasionally appeared to guide his descendants.  This upcoming movie will be a prequel to the 2019 remake of Mufasa and will see Simba grow up to become king himself. This movie is to be directed by Barry Jenkins. “it is said that this film will retain many of the elements from the original, but will offer a fresh look at the lion’s story.”

How the production going:


On September 29, 2020, it was announced that a follow-up was in development for the CGI live-action remake of The Lion King it will be directed by barry Jenkins who has replaced Jon Favreau as director jeff Nathanson who wrote the remake will write the script. The film’s story will expand the mythology of the franchise and explore Mufasa’s origin story while moving the story forward in the present in a structure similar to that of The Godfather Part II.

How Disney Fans Reacted over Mufasa Upcoming Movie:

When Disney announced that Mufasa would be the latest addition to the Disney Family, it was met with excitement from many who were looking forward to this film. Many have looked back at Mufasa and Scar’s complicated relation, ship throughout time and there are still a lot of questions to be answered about the story. Hopefully The Lion king prequel will bring all the answers. live-action to perspective, the first film was released in 1994 and Disney has just announced that a favorite film is happening now, 28 years after its first debut! The original Lion King is a beloved favourite of many generations, as well as an iconic musical crying out to come back to life on the big screen with new life.

Releasing Date:

It was reported by the reporter on September 15, 2022, that the film would be released on July 5, 2024.

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