Jon Favreau to Direct ‘The Lion King’ for Disney

The Lion King Remake

The Walt Disney Studios has confirmed that The Jungle Book and Iron Man director Jon Favreau will be directing a reimagining of their 1994 animated hit, The Lion King.

This news comes in addition to the fact that the MCU player has already been tapped to helm a sequel to The Jungle Book at Disney as well.

No release date has been set for either The Lion King or The Jungle Book 2, but this past April Disney announced the movie release dates for two “Untitled Disney Live Action” films for August 3, 2018 and December 25, 2018.

The Walt Disney Studios

Disney has made three great live-action remakes in a row, so I’m sure this’ll be good. We’ll keep you updated as any new developments break the surface.

Source: Disney