‘Lion King’ Prequel Gets Official Title, Footage Shown at D23

‘Lion King’ Prequel Gets Official Title, Footage Shown at D23

Barry Jenkins is heading to Pride Rock. At D23, the acclaimed “Moonlight” director appeared on stage to officially announce “Mustafa: The Lion King,” a new prequel to the 2019 “Lion King” film.

Originally announced in 2020 as a sequel to the 2019 film, “Mustafa” tells the origin story of the iconic Disney villain, exploring the forces that turned him into a tragic power hungry figure. In addition to announcing the title, preview footage of the film was shown to the audience of the D23 expo. A release date for the film has not been announced.

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