Hugh Jackman Cast as Scar in Live Action ‘Lion King’

It appears that the new trend in Hollywood is turning many of our favorite, classic animated stories into big budget live action adaptions. In recent years, we have seen stories like Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, Jungle Book and more grace the silver screen with some wonderful live action versions.

With the success of Disney’s Jungle Book that blew everyone away with a star studded cast and immaculate CGI, next on the roster to be adapted to live action is the classic of The Lion King. That’s right people. The circle of life is coming back to the big screen and so far the cast is looking pretty impressive from Donald Glover being cast as Simba and the return of James Earl Jones as Mufasa.

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Photo Courtesy of Disney

In recent news, Omega Underground is reporting that Hugh Jackman has been cast to play the voice of the movie’s villain, Scar. If you don’t remember Scar is the brother of Mufasa who wants to sit on the throne and rule the animal kingdom. He commands a large herd of hyenas and is as manipulative as they come.

While Hugh Jackman has pretty much been the hero since we meet him back in 2000 as Wolverine in X-Men, he is no stranger to villain roles as he has portrayed Captain Blackbear in Pan and as Vincent Moore in Chappie. Jackman is definitely has the ability t bring a character like Scar to life.

What do you think Hugh Jackman playing Scar? What other actor are you hoping will be cast as your favorite characters in the film? Let us know in the comments below.

SOURCE: Omega Underground

The Lion King roars into theaters July 19th, 2019

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