Director Says The Lion King Was Originally Different From The One We Know Now.

Director Says The Lion King Was Originally Different From The One We Know Now.

The Lion King director Rob Minkoff revealed in a recent interview with Collider that originally the 1994 animated film had a different story then the one we came to know. According to the director, Mufasa got killed. Simba never left Pride Rock. Scar was Simba regent running show behind the scenes.

“Mufasa got killed. Simba never left Pride Rock. He just stayed on Pride Rock. Timon and Pumbaa were childhood friends. So they were at Pride Rock. Rafiki was part of the community of Pride Rocks. Was not the same witch doctor living on his tree as a hermit. And there was a stampede, and Mufasa got killed by Scar, but then as soon as Simba took over as a teenager, Scar was acting as his regent, the prince regent. So he was kind of running the show behind the scenes, but Simba was there, acting like a terrible, teenage wastrel guy,

So again, it was trying to tell the story about stepping up to responsibility, but not … But the bigger story moves of leaving the pride land, meeting Timon and Pumbaa as these outcasts characters, and kind of adopting a new way of life and turning his back completely. Again, it wasn’t a different story. It was just a stronger way of telling the story that everybody had decided they wanted to tell..”

The news comes after The Lion King producer Don Hahn, revealed a recent interview with that Mufasa and Scar were not blood related brothers.

A remake of The Lion King directed by Jon Favreau ( The Jungle Book), is schedule to be released in theaters July 19, 2019. The film will star Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones will reprise is role as Mufasa, John Oliver as Zazu, Billy Eichner as Timon, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, John Kani as Rafiki and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa. It is rumored that Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is in early talks to voice Scar in the live-action remake of Disney’s 1994 animated film. Beyonce is also rumored to voice Nala, Simba's best friend and later his wife.

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