Disney is making a prequel to the live-action version of The Lion King entitled Mufasa: The Lion King. Obviously it’s a prequel because (spoiler) Mufasa got dropped off a cliff by his brother, trampled to death by a stampede, and shot into that big savanna in the sky.
Given how critically panned the 2019 live-action (adjacent) remake of The Lion King, it’s unclear why Disney is moving ahead with another one. Oh, yeah, it made bank.
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According to Variety, preview footage of the prequel is being shown to audiences at D23. Really, we don’t know much about it. Just… it’s coming eventually. No one really asked for it. And Disney wants you to get excited for it.
Hopefully, Disney decides against giving us a live-action Pinocchio prequel showing us the tragic death of Geppetto’s real son.
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