Lion King fans are fuming over Scar's new appearance in the live-action trailer

11 April 2019, 12:02

Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

The trailer for The Lion King arrived and fans are reacting to the new appearance of Scar, who is voiced by Chiwetel Ejiofor.

The full trailer for the upcoming Lion King remake arrived this week and fans are reacting to the preview for the star-studded film. Seth Rogen, Donald Glover, and Shahadi Wright Joseph star, with Chiwetel Ejiofor as the voice of Scar in the Jon Favrau directed movie.

Fans who grew up with the original Lion King will notice major differences in the CGI photorealistic animation, as well as some noticeable parallels between the new and old film. One such difference is the portrayal of Scar, the usurper and main antagonist in The Lion King.

Lion King fans are noticing that the new Scar is not quite the same Scar from their childhoods, highlighting how the different style of animation has impacted the entire vibe of the villain.

In the original Lion King film, much of the drama and emotion comes from the characters' expressions and exaggerated movements. The style of photo realistic animation chosen for the remake has fans convinced the new Scar will be toned down in comparison to what he was like in the 1994 film.

Of course, the new Scar inspired his fair share of memes.

For many, The Lion King was a childhood staple and the new Scar might be just a tad bit jarring. With that in mind, I'll see you all at the movies on July 19, 2019 when The Lion King hits theatres.

What do you guys think? Can you live with this Scar or do you have THOUGHTS?