Donald Glover Tapped To Play “Simba” In “The Lion King” Reboot
by Mike Winslow
Yesterday, (February 17), “The Lion King” director Jon Favreau revealed some of the cast members.
Donald Glover has been tapped to voice “Simba,” while James Earl Jones will reprise his role from the 1994 original version, as “Mufasa.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino’s role was solidified after Favreue’s young son turned out to be a huge fan of Donald Glover’s music.
In related news, Donald Glover will star as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming “Star Wars” Hans Solo spinoff.