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Hugh Jackman might be done playing Wolverine, with the X-Man taking his last stand in this year's Logan. However, it seemed as if he isn't ready to give up his animal instincts just yet as rumours of Jackman joining Jon Favreau's live-action Lion King remake surfaced on Saturday.

Omega Underground claimed that a source associated with the project revealed that Hugh Jackman has joined the voice cast as Scar, the character voiced by Jeremy Irons in the 1994 animated film. However, according to The Wrap, Jackman's representative has made it clear that there is "absolutely no truth" to such rumours.

After the news of Jackman voicing Scar broke, people were quick to point out that Jackman might have hinted at his involvement with Disney on Twitter. It seems that quite isn't the case.

It was believed that Jackman's casting announcement would be made at the D23 panel on Saturday. While there was no official casting announcements made, Favreau did show off a clip from his version of The Lion King. The clip revisited the "Circle of Life" scene from the animated movie.

However, this doesn't rule out the possibility of Jackman voicing Scar and he could still land the part. And if he does end up landing the part, Jackman will give it his all when doing voice work. Need proof? Check out this ADR session for Logan:

The Lion King already boasts a great voice cast, which features Donald Glover as Simba, Billy Eichner as Timon, Seth Rogan as Pumba and John Oliver as Zazu. James Earl Jones is set to return as Mufasa. The Lion King is set to hit theaters on July 19th, 2019.

Are you excited for The Lion King? Let us know in the comments section down below.

(Source: Omega Underground, The Wrap)


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