Disney Debuts Opening Sequence From Live-Action 'Lion King' Remake

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Unfortunately it turns out the rumor was untrue.

Omega Underground has revealed that Jackman has joined the cast as Scar. Of course, there's also the fact that Jackman has the musical chops to make this work and his intensity and strong, commanding voice means that he's pretty much the flawless choice to play the villain.

The rumor was denied when TheWrap approached Jackman's representatives, who confirmed the falsified information. The crowd, not unsurprisingly, went nuts and that was all there was to say about The Lion King.

After the massive success of live-action remakes like The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast, it was a no-brainer for Disney to next tackle one of their most beloved films to date - 1994 classic The Lion King. But of course the timing of the rumor seemed like there could have been some form of negotiations going on.

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Sarah Cummins of Carmel, Indiana had planned for two years to have the ideal celebration of her marriage to fiancé Logan Araujo. So, after discussing it with her ex-groom, they both chose to use the cancellation as an opportunity to help people in need.

It's a shame as Jackman would have made an excellent addition.

The starry voice cast of "The Lion King" remake includes Donald Glover (Simba), James Earl Jones (Mufasa), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Billy Eichner (Timon) and John Oliver (Zazu).

It's not likely the public will see the footage anytime soon: The Lion King is due in theaters July 19, 2019.

It's plausible that Jackman could really be the voice of Scar, and his team is trying to keep it under wraps until there is an official announcement. Let us know in the comments section below!

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