Jon Favreau is not shying away from getting some of the strongest acting talents out there to voice some of the noteworthy characters of Disney’s The Lion King. Getting Donald Glover as Simba, bringing back James Earl Jones as Mufasa, and so many more talented actors for the iconic roles, it looks like he will be getting another high caliber Brit to voice the infamous rogue lion of Scar.
Doctor Strange and 12 Years A Slave star Chiwitel Ejiofor looks to be the front-runner for the role. His work in numerous films over the years have seasoned him to be easily one of the most under looked talents in the business and his great voice that manages to always demand your attention makes for a great choice if he signs on the dotted line.
Jeremy Irons lent his iconic pipes for the original film, but it seems like Favreau didn’t want to just simply make a CGI version of the film, but rather give the film different life than its original which is… in theory a good idea, but having such an iconic voice cast with two of the greatest voice performances of all time, it’s difficult to really do better than that. Thankfully, like Idris Elba and many others, there are talented actors with voices we can know and love with this new generation.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter