'Lion King' Remake Casts Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The star has been cast in Disney's remake of The Lion King as Simba, with director Jon Favreau announcing the news on Twitter. Favreau also revealed James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa, the beloved father character he voiced in the 1994 animated original. In addition to Simba, Glover is taking on another iconic role, playing Lando Calrissian in the young Han Solo Star Wars spinoff, which is currently filming.

Sidebar: The Lion King is one of my all time favorite animations!