Disney took to Twitter on Wednesday (November 1) to drop an atomic bomb on film and music fans alike. The movie-making powerhouse is releasing a live action version The Lion King, which will star Beyonce as Nala and Donald Glover as Simba.
Directed by Jon Favreau, the film is expected to arrive in summer 2019. Other notable actors/comedians cast in the film include Eric André, James Earl Jones (who was in the original 1994 animated version), Alfre Woodard, Seth Rogan and Keegan-Michael Key.
Following Disney’s announcement, Beyonce made it Facebook-ficial, writing simply, “#TheLionKing 2019.”
Several the original songs are reportedly going to be featured in this live-action remake. Disney gave The Jungle Book a similar treatment last year, and the film went on to become a box fice triumph, grossing nearly $1 billion worldwide.
Understandably, social media went wild after learning about the dream cast. But Beyonce’s appearance seemed to excite people the most.
Check out some the best reactions below.