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Disney drops teaser trailer and poster for Mufasa: The Lion King

In 2019 director Jon Favreau brought Disney’s iconic animated classic The Lion King to life in the new feature film of the same name. The film was a massive success, but looked to just be a one-off film, but now Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk director Barry Jenkins is taking the helm for the follow up sequel/prequel Mufasa: The Lion King.

The film features new and old cast including Aaron Pierre, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Tiffany Boone, Preston Nyman, Mads Mikkelsen, Thandiwe Newton, Lennie James, Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, John Kani, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Donald Glover, Blue Ivy Carter and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.

Mufasa: The Lion King follows Rafiki as he relays the legend of Mufasa to young lion cub Kiara, daughter of Simba and Nala, with Timon and Pumbaa lending their signature schtick. Told in flashbacks, the story introduces Mufasa as an orphaned cub, lost and alone until he meets a sympathetic lion named Taka—the heir to a royal bloodline. The chance meeting sets in motion an expansive journey of an extraordinary group of misfits searching for their destiny—their bonds will be tested as they work together to evade a threatening and deadly foe.

While you will have to wait until December 20th to see the film in theaters, you can check out the poster and teaser trailer here now from Disney.

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