We’ve seen the trailers, previewed the soundtrack tracklist and even witnessed the film breaking records for advanced ticket sales already. Now, Disney shows off new posters for the upcoming remake of The Lion King that capture the starring cast facing off with their CGI character counterparts, making for some of the most eye-grabbing promo stills you’ll ever see.


Donald Glover as Simba


The imagery is clean, simple and done in a classic “school photo” headshot style. Each actor looks ahead at the character from the film they’ll be voicing, some with a jovial glare, others with a stern stare but overall they all just look ready for what’s gearing up to be one of the biggest theatrical releases of 2019, possibly of all time. Notably missing is James Earl Jones, who plays Mufasa and is the sole returning actor from the 1994 original animated film. Missed photo day? Being revealed later? Time will tell, but we’re sure most of you are still too busy staring at Beyoncé as Nala (seen above) to have even noticed. Either way, these only make us extra hyped to see the film when it arrives in theaters on July 19.

Check out the rest of the posters for Disney’s live-action remake of ‘The Lion King‘ below, in addition to a behind the scenes featurette titled “The King Returns” showing the cast recording sessions:

JD McCrary as Young Simba
Shahadi Wright Joseph as Young Nala

Alfre Woodard as Sarabi

Florence Kasumba as Shenzi
Eric Andre as Azizi
Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari

Billy Eichner as Timon
Seth Rogen as Pumbaa
John Oliver as Zazu

Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar



Images: Walt Disney Pictures