The cast for Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King is rounding out quite nicely. With most of the core roles for director Jon Favreau’s new take on the beloved classic in place, a couple more very important pieces of the puzzle have just been locked down.Stars from Captain America: Civil War have joined the cast, as the wise baboon Rafiki and as Simba’s mom, Sarabi enter the fray. Starting with Rafiki, The Wrap is reporting that John Kani, who played Black Panther’s father King T’Chaka in Captain America: Civil War, will voice the baboon in this live-action version of The Lion King. Robert Guillaume voice the character in the original and is one of the most important supporting characters in the story. Rafiki is probably most remembered for his iconic moment holding up Simba to the crowd at Pride Rock in the beginning of the movie, a sequence that we know will be retold faithfully in this version of The Lion King thanks to some footage that was shown at Disney’s D23 Expo. Next up, The Hollywood Reporter says that Oscar-nominee Alfre Woodard has been cast as Sarabi in The Lion King remake. In Captain America: Civil War, she… Read full this story
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