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This new promo, titled “Come Home,” features Beyoncé’s Nala telling a full-grown Simba he has to take his seat as King because they “need” him. From there we see some of the most epic shots of the movie yet, including an amazing showdown between Simba and his uncle Scar that looks like it takes place on Mustafar. And while we only see Nala’s lips moving very briefly at the start of her speech, at the very end a gregarious Pumbaa (Seth Rogen) and self-assured Timon (Billy Eichner) amble onscreen to offer backup. That moment gives us our clearest look yet at the animal’s dialogue in motion.
This cast, which also includes Donald Glover as Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, John Oliver as Zazu, Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari, and James Earl Jones returning as Mufasa, is amazing — so it’s almost a relief to see that their characters look good when they speak. Because whether this movie, directed by Jon Favreau (
We just want it to be good.