The upcoming live-action remake of “The Lion King” is 100 days away from hitting theaters and Disney is celebrating it by giving fans another look at the flick. On Wednesday (April 10), the House of Mouse unleashed the second official trailer for the Jon Favreau-directed film.
The almost-two-minute clip begins with lion cubs Simba and Nala wandering into the elephant graveyard after Mufasa gave Simba specific orders not to go into that area. As the footage plays, the viewer hears Simba’s uncle Scar begin his speech about “life not being fair.” As the voiceover plays, we finally get to see Scar (who was missing from the first trailer) in all his dark glory as well as his somewhat loyal but overall idiotic hyena henchmen.
As if seeing Scar and the hyenas weren’t enough, we finally get to see Timon, Pumbaa, and that heart-wrenching stampede scene that resulted in Mufasa’s death and gallons of tears (yeah, we still get choked up about it).
But it’s not all sad and depressing scenes. The clip also includes Simba’s growing up sequence while in the care of Timon and Pumbaa and Nala and Simba meeting for the first time as adult lions.
There’s also a special little treat at the end of the trailer with Timon and Pumbaa giving us a snippet of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”
Watch the latest trailer for “The Lion King” above.
Disney’s “The Lion King” will star Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, John Oliver as Zazu, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen as Timon and Pumbaa, and Eric Andre and Keegan-Michael Key as the hyenas. Beyoncé, Elton John, and Hans Zimmer will reportedly contribute to the film’s soundtrack.
“The Lion King” will roar its way to theaters on July 19.