I think Jon Favreau is currently one of the best directors in Hollywood at the moment. He really understands good storytelling and balancing it with great CGI and really knows the importance of casting.
He did an amazing job on the live action version of The Jungle Book and I thought it was very smart for Disney to give him the reins of a Live Action version of The Lion King. Yesterday Favreau announced that Donald Glover had been cast as Simba and that James Earl Jones would be reprising the role of Mufasa – Which in all honestly I don’t think anybody else could play the role of Mufasa. I can’t wait to see who else will be cast in in this Live Action version. Could we see Jeremy Irons return as Scar? I hope so.