The Lion King: Hugh Jackman confirmed in the role of Scar

Cinema 17 July, 2017

It is now official, Hugh Jackman will lend his voice to Scar in the future remake of the Lion King! He will be alongside Seth Rogen, Donald Glover and James Earl Jones in the movie that will be released in the summer of 2019.

The Lion King, a cartoon that has lulled generations of children, will soon return to the cinema. While Aladdin is going to be adapted in live-action with a very attractive casting, Disney also planned to give a remake to the famous cartoon released in 1994. And thanks to the Disney D23 convention that is held this weekend, Learns a little more about the cast of the future Lion King, which is expected to be released in the summer of 2019 in cinemas around the world. A few days ago, it was reported that John Oliver had been chosen to lend his voice to Zazu, while Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner were already confirmed in the respective roles of Simba, Mufasa, Pumbaa and Timon . This evening, we learn finally who will interpret Scar, the younger brother of Mufasa. To the delight of Australian actor fans, it was Hugh Jackman who was chosen!

While the 48-year-old actor recently lent his traits to Wolverine, and will be the main character of the future The Greatest Showman, he will also have to find a little time for this new role! A role which, it is certain, will go to him like a glove! Hugh Jackman has undoubtedly the ferocity necessary to play Scar, and the talent to appropriate as much as possible the musical passages of the lion, in particular the mythical song “Be prepared”. This collaboration also signals the return of Hugh Jackman in a Disney movie, several years after Real Steel, by Shawn Levy. It remains now more than whether the actor will only lend his voice to the character of Scar, or whether he will also interpret it in motion capture