The Lion King Producer Reveals Scar And Mufasa Aren't Brothers.

The Lion King Producer Reveals Scar And Mufasa Aren't Brothers.

The Lion King producer Don Hahn revealed a recent interview with HelloGiggles that Mufasa and Scar are not blood related brothers.

"[While making the movie] we talked about the fact that it was very likely [Scar and Mufasa] would not have both the same parents," Hahn explained. "The way lions operate in the wild, when the male lion gets old, another rogue lion comes and kills the head of the pride. What that does is it causes the female lions to go into heat [to reproduce], and then the new younger lion kills the king and then he kills all the babies. Now he’s the new lion that’s running the pride."

"There was always this thing about well, how do you have these two [male] lions?" Hahn continued. "Occasionally there are prides that do have two male lions, in an interesting dynamic because they’re not equals [since they don’t have the same parents]. One lion will always kind of be off in the shadows. We were trying to use those animal truths to underpin the story so we sort of figured Scar and Mufasa couldn’t really be from the same gene pool."

"In fact, that’s what [Scar] says. There’s a line, he goes, ‘I’m from the shallow end of the gene pool.’ When he’s talking to Mufasa, when Mufasa gets mad at him for not coming up to the coronation of Simba."

Mufasa was voice by James Earl Jones and Scar by Jeremy Irons in 1994 The Lion King. The animated film was directed by Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff, and produced by Don Hahn.

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.

SOURCE: Via HelloGiggles

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