If you weren’t excited for the live action version of The Lion King already, you should be now! Donald Glover has been casted as Prince Simba and we’re super excited about it! You may know Donald from his hit FX show ‘Atlanta’ or maybe from his music career under the moniker Childish Gambino. Either way, Glover brings a new flavor to the character and here’s why he’ll make the perfect Simba.
1. He Can Sing and Rap
Is there a possibility we could get a rap verse in ‘Hapuna Matata?’ Just thinking about it, makes me excited. Donald’s flow is undeniably amazing, so just imagine what he could do with Simba musically.
2. His Acting Chops Speak for Themselves
He didn’t win the Golden Globe for ‘Best Actor in a Comedy’ for nothing. The man can act his butt off. Live action remakes are always scary because you worry about how the actor will portray such a beloved character. However, there are no worries with Glover!
3. It’ll Introduce him to a Different Audience and They Deserve to know Donald Glover
If you aren’t into hip hop, you may don’t know who Donald Glover is. However, unless you live under rock, you’ve probably seen The Lion King. His portrayal of the young lion can introduce the actor/musician into homes, who haven’t experienced the greatness of Childish Gambino’s ‘Awaken My Love.’
4. He has the Personality
Donald Glover is probably one of the most like-able personalities in Hollywood. He has the charisma, spunk, and charm of Simba. Can’t wait to see how he interacts with his love interest, Nala.
5. He is Literally Already Simba
The voice, the swagger, the persona, Donald Glover is Simba in human form. The casting is so perfect because he has perfect recipe to take Simba to an entire new level. He also kinda sounds and looks like the young lion already, no joke.
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