The Lion King live-action footage stars Hugh Jackman and John Oliver

39;The Lion King'

39;The Lion King'

Two years before its scheduled release, Disney previewed the first clip from its live-action remake of "The Lion King" at D23 Expo on Saturday.

Another rumored voice for The Lion King is none other than Beyonce, for the role of Nala.

It remains to be seen whether the live action version of the original film will be able to repeat the enormous huge critical and commercial success The Lion King received. Jackman also posted a photo of himself at Disneyland on Friday, which only added fuel to the fire. The Wrap dug deep into the rumors, contacting Jackman's team where a representative of the actor shut down the claim without hesitation. Much like the Jungle Book you wouldn't be able to tell these were not real animals. He replaces original voice Jeremy Irons.

Jackman has completed his tenure as Wolverine in the X-Men franchise, so there's every possibility that he may be seeking a new franchise to hang his hat on.

Who do you think should play the voice of Scar? Not only that, Jackman is an accomplished singer and has a soft spot for musicals - so signing on to The Lion King, which will no doubt feature some of the music from the original, seems right up his alley. If Jackman and Beyonce both end up in the film, it would be one of the best ensemble casts Disney has ever compiled. This new report hasn't been confirmed by Disney or acknowledged during today's announcements, so feel free to read into this picture the Logan star recently shared however you like. The 1992 flick is also getting it's own live-action remake and Will Smith has been cast as the Genie. The film will be directed by Guy Ritchie and now has no release date.

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