The Lion King Premieres Tonight; New Clip To Debut On Live Stream
Meghan Markle to Attend UK Premiere on July 14
Tonight’s theme? Royalty. Wait! Make that this month’s theme; as The Lion King debuts this evening [Tuesday, July 9] in Hollywood, a live stream featuring a new clip of the film.
Then, with the Duchess of Sussex, Megan Markle, in attendance, The Lion King makes its UK debut on July 14.
Lion King Hollywood Premiere
Tune in tonight when the voice cast and filmmakers of The Lion King hit the red carpet at the World Premiere in Hollywood, featuring moments Built on Verizon 5G.
The live stream will be over on Twitter at Twitter.com/disneylionking.
At around 5:00 PM PT [8:00 PM ET) , viewers will get exclusive access to talent, filmmakers and surprises on the red carpet, as well as a first look at a brand-new clip from the film featuring “Circle of Life.”
Additionally, watch on Facebook or YouTube on any Disney or The Lion King community, or visit their local Disney Stores where the live stream will be broadcast in store.
— The Lion King (@disneylionking) July 9, 2019
The Duchess of Sussex
Meghan Markle is reportedly making her return to the red carpet for the premiere of Disney’s remake of The Lion King.
The Duchess of Sussex, 37, will reportedly make [one of] her first appearance[s] at a movie premiere since giving birth to baby Archie in May. The star has stayed mostly out of the public eye as she cares for her newborn baby with Prince Harry.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Markle will attend the animated “Lion King” remake based on the beloved 1994 cartoon. The premiere hits the U.K. on Sunday, July 14, and the outlet notes that Markle is expected to appear on the red carpet. However, it notes that plans may change as schedules can often be nebulous with a 2-month-old baby at home.
While the event would be a rare outing for the former “Suits” star, she’s already been out and about since the birth of baby Archie. She dropped in for a surprise visit to Wimbledon last weekend to support her friend Serena Williams.
About The Lion King
[Official Synopsis] Disney’s The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival.
Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy, and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney’s The Lion King roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.