As if a live-action adaptation of The Lion King was not enough, but now it appears that Elton John and Beyonce are working together on a new song for the new movie. I mean, could things be any better than Elton and Beyonce working together?
The animated version of The Lion King was released in 1994, but after the amazing job Jon Favreau did creating a live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book in 2016, we now get the same for The Lion King. The new movie will star Donald Glover as Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar and James Earl Jones reprising his role as Mufasa.
With Disney movies, the soundtrack has been just as important as the actual storyline. While Disney has had some amazing songs over the years, The Lion King may have one of the most iconic track lists. Hans Zimmer was behind the original movie's score (and he'll be back for the live-action adaptation also). However, one of the biggest standouts from the soundtrack was "Circle of Life," which came from Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice. That song has been a fan favorite since the movie debuted.
Now fans can get even more excited for the new live-action adaptation of The Lion King, as Elton is teaming up with Rice again and adding Beyonce into the mix, as they create a new original song for Favreau's take on The Lion King.
Elton recently spoke with The Sun UK and confirmed that he will be recording a new track for the 2019 live-action adaptation. As it turns out, the new song will be the song played during the end credits. Besides helping out on this new song, Beyonce will also be the voice of Nala in the live adaptation. In the interview, Elton said:
“There’s going to be four of our songs in the film, from the original: Can You Feel The Love Tonight?, Hakuna Matata, I Just Can’t Wait To Be King and Circle of Life. And then there will be an end, closing song, and we’ve been speaking to Beyonce’s people and hopefully Tim and I and her can cook up something. That’s going out in 2019 as well. And it will be great to work with her. So we will see.”
What do you think of Elton John and Beyonce working together on a new song for The Lion King?