The Lion King: Disney could make it a huge franchise like Star Wars

According Sean Bailey, president of Walt Disney PicturesTHE Lion King could become a huge franchise, like Star Wars.

“The Lion King could become one big epic saga, like the Star Wars franchise,” Sean Bailey told The New York Times. “There is a lot of space to exploit if we manage to find the stories. »

The live-action remake of the classic disney hit theaters in 2019 and grossed over $1.7 billion at the worldwide box office. Carried out by Jon Favreau from a screenplay Jeff Nathanson, the film follows the plot of the original 1994 film and features music by the original composers Hans Zimmer, Elton John and the lyricist Tim Rice.

Mufasa © Disney

Mufasa © Disney

Following the success of the film, Mufasa: The Lion King, a “photorealistic” prequel directed by Barry Jenkins, is in preparation and should be released in the summer of 2024. The film will tell the life of Mufasa when he was a young lion cub, and will establish the origins of his fatal feud with Scar. If Disney can continue to find new stories to tell in the universe of Lion King, who’s to say he couldn’t stretch to see the rise of Mufasa and Scar to see them fade away like luke skywalker And dark Vador ? It’s the idea of ​​the big-eared mouse anyway.

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