Chiwetel Ejifor is in Talks to Play Scar in Jon Favreau’s THE LION KING
Chiwetel Ejifor (Serenity, Doctor Strange, 12 Years a Slave) is in talks to take on the role of the villain Scar in Jon Favreau’s upcoming remake of The Lion King. The character was originally voiced by Jeremy Irons, who you can watch in action recording for the film here.
Ejifor is a fantastic actor. He may not have the same kind of menacing voice as Irons, but he will still bring a level of greatness to the character with his own unique style.
If cast, he will join the previously cast Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as his father Mufasa, and John Oliver as Zazu. There was a previous rumor that Hugh Jackman was in talks to play Scar, which would have been great! But those rumors have since been debunked.
Favreau showed off the first footage from the film at D23 last month. It was the opening "Circle of Life" scene, and the fans were completely floored by what was shown. I was personally blown away by the level they are taking this film in terms of CG animation. It’s pretty mind-blowing photo realistic stuff. You can read all about my reaction here.
What do you think about Ejifor possibly provideing the voice of Scar?
Source: The Wrap