In 2019, The Lion King, released by Disney, proved to be an astounding success. It was a masterpiece tech-wise and earned stunning reviews from the audience. The Lion King (2019) had gross earnings of $1.66 million at the global box office. As much as Disney has refrained from producing sequels for its movies, it is very much interested in achieving another milestone by releasing a sequel to The Lion King.
Release Date Announced
Though a sequel to The Lion King (2019) is likely to be produced, no official notice has been issued regarding its release date. Keeping in mind the recent projects of Disney and its engagements with the Marvel cinematic universe in recent times, The Lion King 2 might not be queued for getting premiered anytime soon.
Considering Disney’s interest in producing a sequel and finding a place for it following its current engagements, the film is most likely to be released on July 5, 2024.
Expected Plot and Fan Theories
Disney expects to do wonders in the cinematic world with its release. So naturally, working and re-working upon ideas assume utmost importance when maintaining the originality of the content and attracting the audience. Lion King 2 is like a prequel with an original storyline starring young Mufasa and Scar. Reports foretold that Disney is currently rummaging for actors in lower age groups to voice the protagonists.
Theories suggest that The Lion King 2 might have new characters in the film. Sources have claimed that the sequel would begin with Mufasa’s early life, portraying Mufasa’s backstory. It might show how Scar actually got his Scar and what truly molded the rivalry between Mufasa and the former. It might subtly touch upon how Mufasa and Sarabi came together and how Mufasa has crowned the King of Pride Land.
There are several possibilities as to what the sequel might embody. The one that is least likely but predictable suggests that the sequel will be a remake of The Lion King: Simba’s Pride, an animated movie released right after the animated version of The Lion King.
If this stands out and is accurate, then the movie will likely have a tinge of a Romeo and Juliet-like story, where pride always stands as an obstacle between two young individuals in love.
Disney aims to make this sequel grand by adding everything right from emotional upheavals to action-packed drama in the movie. In addition, it hopes to repeat, or expand, the success it gained in 2019 after the release of The Lion King by making its sequel hefty in both character development and plot advancement. There have been no recent updates on the release date, but the movie is expected to break records when it comes into action.