Although he returned as Childish Gambino last fall, Donald Glover’s career in Hollywood continues, landing a role in Disney’s remake of The Lion King.
The actor has been cast as Simba, with director Jon Favreau announced via Twitter on Friday (Feb. 17). He also revealed that James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa, the father character he voiced in the 1994 animated original.
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 18, 2017
Favreau previously helmed the live-action remake of The Jungle Book last year, similar to his plans for The Lion King.
In addition to Simba, Glover will playing Lando Calrissian in the young Han Solo Star Wars spinoff, which is currently filming.