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Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Carter to Star in ‘Mufasa: The Lion King’ Prequel

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Beyoncé returns to the world of Disney’s The Lion King, this time accompanied by her eldest daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, in the upcoming prequel film, “Mufasa: The Lion King.”

Directed by , the film’s first trailer dropped, offering a glimpse into the narrative of how the original King of Pride Rock, Mufasa, ascended to power.

Aaron Pierre takes on the role of Mufasa, with Anika Noni Rose and Keith David voicing his parents, Afia and Masego. Alongside them, Beyoncé reprises her role as Nala, while Blue Ivy Carter lends her voice to Kiara, the daughter of Simba and Nala. Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, and Donald Glover also return as Pumbaa, Timon, and Simba, respectively.


The prequel’s storyline revolves around Rafiki, played by John Kani, recounting Mufasa’s journey to his granddaughter, Kiara. Their encounter with a lion prince named Taka, portrayed by Kelvin Harrison Jr., sets off a transformative journey for an extraordinary group of characters. As bonds are tested and destinies unfold, they face a formidable adversary.

Lin-Manuel Miranda joins the esteemed lineup of Lion King songwriters, contributing to the film’s musical legacy. Reflecting on his involvement, Miranda expressed gratitude for the opportunity to collaborate with Jenkins and bring Mufasa’s story to life.

Announced in 2021, “Mufasa: The Lion King” aims to delve deeper into the mythology of beloved characters introduced in Jon Favreau’s previous remake. The film promises to explore themes of friendship, love, and legacy within the African diaspora.

Scheduled for release on December 20, 2024, “Mufasa: The Lion King” invites audiences to embark on a new cinematic adventure steeped in nostalgia and anticipation.