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'Lion King' Follow Up Movie In the Works, Director Barry Jenkins Confirms!

Oscar winner Barry Jenkins is set to direct a follow-up to the 2019 blockbuster The Lion King. He confirmed the news on his Twitter account.

There is no details about the film, and some sites are calling it a “prequel” while some sites are labeling the film as a “sequel.”

Deadline reports that the new film will continue with the photo-realistic technology used in the 2019 film, and “the story will further explore the mythology of the characters, including Mufasa’s origin story.”

The 2019 film starred Donald Glover (Simba) and Beyonce (Nala), Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner (Zazu, Pumbaa and Timon), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), Alfre Woodard (Sarabi), Eric André, Florence Kasumba and Keegan-Michael Key (hyenas Azizi, Shenzi and Kamari), JD McCrary (Young Simba), and Shahadi Wright Joseph (Young Nala).

If you missed it, one of the stars of the movie, John Oliver, confirmed a fan theory about Beyonce with regard to The Lion King promo!

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