Reports: SA actor John Kani joins cast of Lion King remake

Reports: SA actor John Kani joins cast of Lion King remake


Cape Town – South African actor John Kani is reportedly joining the cast of Jon Favreau’s live action remake of Lion King.

According to TheWrap, the actor – who will be reprising his role as King T’Chaka in Black Panther – is said to be joining as Rafiki, the wise baboon who acts as Mufasa’s royal adviser.


Other cast members who have been confirmed for the remake include Donald Glover as Simba, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, James Earl Jones reprising his role as Mufasa and John Oliver as Zazu and Billy Eichner as Timon.

In addition Entertainment Weekly has also confirmed Captain America: Civil War's Alfre Woodard will be joining as Sarabi, Mufasa's wife and Simba's mother.

The film is set to release in US theatres on 19 July 2019.

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