Sir Elton John has confirmed he’s gone back to his Lion King roots and will work on the soundtrack for the remake.
Speaking to The Sun, he said he was heading back into the studio to help create a new end credits song for the 2019 film that will star Beyonce, Donald Glover and Seth Rogen.
The 70-year-old said: ‘They need to have a new end credits song. 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 Beyoncé’s people and hopefully Tim [Rice] and I and her can cook up something.
The Rocket Man added: ‘It will be great to work with her. So we will see.’
While still a little ambiguous as to whether Beyonce will record with him, we’re all for this collaboration; a coming together of legends.
Sir Elton worked on the soundtrack for the original 1994 Disney film, so it’s only fitting he’s lending his voice and cred to this round.
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It adds another level of excitement to the buzz already about the movie that was first ignited when it was announced in November Beyonce was cast as Nala in the live action imminent-blockbuster.
The Single Ladies singer will play Simba’s love interest, with Donald Glover voicing the lead role of Simba, and James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa.
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