Jon Favreau, director of the 2019 remake of ’90s Disney traditional The Lion King, lately stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Dwell to speak concerning the premiere of the brand-new movie. He and Kimmel additionally mentioned what it was wish to work with Beyoncé, Star Wars, and extra, uploaded on Friday (July 12).
Favreau admitted he was extraordinarily nervous earlier than the massive displaying. “Usually by the time you’re premiering the film, you’ve had test screenings, or you’ve shown it to groups or you’ve had advanced screenings for critics, but we finished just in time for this premiere. And there it was in the Dolby [Theatre]… So it’s a bit intimidating. And everybody’s there. Actors hadn’t seen the film — most of them hadn’t seen any of it yet — and you’re starting to realize maybe they won’t like it.”
Thankfully although, the brand new solid and the filmmakers behind the 1994 unique all appeared to love it once they have been in attendance, which he mentioned was an enormous aid.
The filmmaker continued on to elucidate the sense of accountability he felt not solely to the unique filmmakers, however to the followers who grew up with it, the brand new audiences who’re seeing it, and his trusting solid. “This was a film where there was more pressure than I’ve ever felt before,” he mentioned.
Favreau, who additionally directed Elf, Iron Man, and extra, went on to share how Queen Bey received concerned. “I got the message through to her, I didn’t have any personal relationship,” he shared. “She has kids and an affinity of affection for the film and could sing. She’s a good singer,” he laughed.
His upcoming Star Wars TV collection, The Mandalorian, was additionally briefly mentioned, which is ready to reach on Disney+ in November. “It is after Return of the Jedi, so the empire is gone and all hell is breaking free within the outer rim,” Favreau mentioned concerning the present.
The live-action remake of The Lion King arrives in theaters on July 19.
Try the total interview beneath.