Alfre Woodard as Sarabi
Sarabi (Simba’s mom) will be voiced by actress Alfre Woodard, who has held previous roles in 12 Years a Slave, Captain America: Civil War, and the Netflix version of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar
Ejiofor played the lead role of Solomon Northrup in 12 Years a Slave, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He also appeared in The Martian and Doctor Strange.
John Oliver as Zazu
Last Week Tonight host John Oliver basically is Zazu, except for the whole “being a bird” thing.
Yet another perfect match.
Seth Rogen as Pumbaa
Superbad? More Like Super Good…casting.
We’re sure Rogen will handle the classic Pumbaa fart jokes with great élan.
Billy Eichner as Timon
Considering that Eichner’s previous roles have almost exclusively been shouty and smarmy, casting him as Timon was a great move. Now we’re just wondering if he and Rogen are eating any bugs to prepare for the role.
What about everyone’s favorite wise (if slightly unhinged) mandrill?