James Earl Jones will voice Mufasa.
It looks like Donald Glover will be playing Simba in the forthcoming remake of the 1994 classic film Lion King. On Friday night, the movie’s director, Jon Favreau, took to Twitter to announce that Gambino will be playing Simba, and James Earl Jones will retain his role as Mufasa.
For Donald, this marks just the latest acting gig he’s landed in the past few months following the success of his FX series “Atlanta.” Glover will also be playing a young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo movie, dropping next year.
There's no word yet as for when the Lion King remake will hit theatres, but when it does you know it's going to do huge numbers & be another great look for Donald.