Oscar winner Barry Jenkins has agreed to direct the next portion in the Lion King story, as indicated by a select in Deadline. Jenkins is taking over for Jon Favreau, whose “live-action” — photorealistic CGI — update to the exemplary Disney establishment earned $1.6 billion all around the world simply a year ago.

The continuation likewise promises to be something of a prequel: as per Deadline, the film will dive into the characters’ origin stories.

As you may review, that remake starred Beyoncé Knowles (Nala), Donald Glover (Simba), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), and James Earl Jones (Mufasa), among other massive stars.

In spite of the fact that the film has neither a release date nor any entertainers affirmed to star in its cast, it’s difficult to envision that a portion of the greater names on Favreau’s program won’t be returning. You can’t make a Lion King without Simba, isn’t that so?

Furthermore, Jenkins appears to be excited for the chance, even as he’s been composition and coordinating a huge amount of projects somewhere else.

“Helping my sister raise two young boys during the ’90s, I grew up with these characters,” Jenkins told Deadline. “Having the opportunity to work with Disney on expanding this magnificent tale of friendship, love and legacy while furthering my work chronicling the lives and souls of folk within the African diaspora is a dream come true.” They can’t wait to see what he comes up with.

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