In their most plot-focused peek yet, Disney has released a full-length trailer for this summer's live-action-slash-CGI "The Lion King" remake. To say that I will definitely shed tears during a first viewing is an understatement; the cinematography is beautiful and we all already know how compelling the story is.
In this release, we get a glimpse of fan favorites Timon (Billy Eichner) and Pumbaa (Seth Rogen) and the budding romance between Simba (Donald Glover) and Nala (Beyoncé). We see Zazu and some more of Rafiki (John Oliver and John Kani), and most of all, we see Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor).
No one's doubting the menace that Ejiofor is bringing to the role -- we get that just from the trailer, let alone the whole film -- but fans are doubting the greed-ridden uncle lion's representation. Namely, that it's not right.
Disappointments range from the fur on the CGI-ed lion not being dark enough to Ejiofor's voice not evoking the same sass and intimidation as Jeremy Irons in the original. Viewers wanted to see the scar be more defined and for his mane to be black. Others still are just annoyed that he's not, you know...attractive like his animated counterpart.
Yes, a cartoon can be attractive. Have you seen Aladdin?
While Scar may be a point of contention throughout the internet, no one better argue the wonderfulness of this clip, or I'll come for them.
"The Lion King" hits theaters July 19.