Disney has just announced Alfre Woodard to play Simba’s mom, Sarabi, and John Kani to play Rafiki. They will join James Earl Jones, reprising his role as Mufasa, Donald Glover as Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar.
Woodard was recently seen in Netflix’s Marvel series Luke Cage. She isn’t the only one with ties to the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) John Kani, was recently seen on Avengers: Civil War, playing the Black Panther’s father, King T’Chaka.
It looks like this is lining up to be an amazing cast!
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