Image: @Disney via Twitter

The Lion King has never been a favorite of mine, mostly because I’m convinced Mufasa did some shit to Scar to make him vengeful, and I’m pretty sure whatever it was, it was cause enough for Scar to react. But it’s 2018 and your childhood is coming back to life with Disney’s live-action remake.

On the day of thanks Disney gave many something to be thankful for and dropped a trailer to the live-action remake.

Disney announced that Summer 2019 was the day that you’ll get whisked back to Pride Rock and re-live all of your favorite memories. A lot of you might think this is a ways away, but I promise you by the time you blink it’ll be July 19th.

All of this is all fine and dandy and cute, but the only real reason I’ll be watching this is because the King of Music, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter will be voicing Nala.

Advertisement

As per norm, Bey has found a way to enter my bank account and snatch my coins. I’m grateful that this comes in the form of a movie ticket and not a concert ticket. Has Bey gained some care for my finances? If so, she’s a benevolent queen.

Advertisement

Aside from the King of Music, The 2019 remake also has a black ass cast. James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, John Kani as Rafiki, Eric Andre as Azizi, Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari, JD McCrary as Young Simba and Shahadi Wright Joseph as Young Nala.

There are some other members of the cast, but let’s be honest you came to The Root to root for everybody black.

So gird your loins because Beyoncé is coming for 2019 and she just wants to be the kind of lioness you like, the kind of lioness you like is right there with her.