'The Lion King' Cast Just Got Announced & People Are Freaking Out

2 November 2017, 11:44 | Updated: 4 November 2017, 18:10

The Lion King Casting Memes
James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

With Donald Glover and ACTUAL BEYONCÉ on board, the memes are already lit even before we get our first trailer.

After months of whispers and speculation, Disney last night (November 1st) finally confirmed their full cast for the upcoming CGI "live action" adaptation of The Lion King, due for release in 2019. And, it's safe to say, director Jon Favreau and the casting team have basically nailed it...

Here is your cast - look upon them and weep:


Pretty much perfect really isn't it?

Yes, joining the previously announced Donald Glover as Simba and original cartoon Mufasa James Earl Jones will be Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Alfre Woodard, Eric Andre, Florence Kasumba, Keegan-Michael Key, John Kani, Florence Kasumba, JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph.

Oh, and somebody called Beyoncé.



In fact, it's safe to say that the internet is pretty excited about the whole thing, with the memes already rolling in:











This movie needs to hurry the f*ck up frankly! If just a casting announcement can break the internet, imagine what'll happen when the trailer hits.

The Lion King will arrive in theatres on July 19th 2019.

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