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This article is about the upcoming computer-animated film. For the animated film, see The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.
On September 29, 2020, it was announced via Deadline, that a follow-up was in development for the CGI live-action remake of The Lion King. Jeff Nathanson, who wrote the remake, was confirmed to return as writer, while Barry Jenkins will replace Jon Favreau as the film's director. The film's story will expand on the mythology of the franchise and explore Mufasa's origin story while moving the story forward in the present, in a structure similar to that of The Godfather Part II.
- The sequel will be an original story, and not a remake of The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, the 1998 direct-to-video sequel to the original film, from what can be inferred from the Deadline article.
- This will be either the fifth sequel to a live-action Disney remake, following 102 Dalmatians, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, sequel to The Jungle Book, sequel to Aladdin and sequel to Mulan, which may come before or after this.