Littered With Prizes.png
"The future is littered with prizes..."
This article contains or pertains to a confirmed future release. As the release date of the product approaches and more information becomes available, the content of the article may change dramatically.

Untitled prequel film
No Image.png

Barry Jenkins


Jeff Nathanson


   Hans Zimmer
   Pharrell Williams
   Nicholas Britell

Preceded by

The Lion King

Helping my sister raise two young boys during the '90s, I grew up with these characters. Having the opportunity to work with Disney on expanding this magnificent tale of friendship, love and legacy while furthering my work chronicling the lives and souls of folk within the African diaspora is a dream come true.
Barry Jenkins on making a sequel to the 2019 remake of The Lion King[1]

The untitled prequel to the 2019 CGI-animated remake of The Lion King is an upcoming film directed by Barry Jenkins. It will be released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.


The film was officially announced by Deadline Hollywood on September 29, 2020. It was reported that Barry Jenkins will serve as director, Jeff Nathanson will reprise his role as writer, and Adele Romanski and Mark Ceryak will serve as producers. The sequel's story will expand on the franchise's mythology and explore Mufasa's origins while still featuring an adventure set in the present, in a structure similar to that of The Godfather Part II. A release date has yet to be announced.[1]

MPC Film announced on December 9, 2020, that they will be returning to provide the VFX effects for the prequel.[2]

On December 10, 2020, it was announced that the soundtrack will be composed by Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, and Nicholas Britell.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fleming Jr., Mike (September 29, 2020). 'The Lion King' Followup Set With 'Moonlight' Director Barry Jenkins To Helm For Walt Disney Studios. Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved on September 29, 2020.
  2. MPC Film on Twitter. Twitter. Twitter. Retrieved on December 17, 2020.
  3. Lindsay Weinberg (December 10, 2020). Disney Drops Major Updates on Live-Action Remakes: A Lion King Prequel, Pinocchio and More. E! Online. NBCUniversal Media. Retrieved on December 10, 2020.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.