Disney announced the full cast for it’s upcoming “The Lion King” remake Wednesday, Nov.1 and all eyes are on Beyoncé.
— Disney (@Disney) November 1, 2017
The singer had been rumored to be taking on the role of Simba’s friend-turned-love-interest Nala since March, with Variety reporting she was the top choice.
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However, now that the news is official, not everyone is feeling it.
Grosssss Beyoncé is undeserving- should have gone to one of many better actresses
— Kier Mellour (@KierMellour) November 1, 2017
Beyonce brings this whole production down several notches.
— Razorble (@notetions) November 2, 2017
Beyoncé as Nala? Really? Did they REALLY need to do that? 👎🏼 pic.twitter.com/K31vRdZR7B
— Girl Meets Neverland (@girlmeetsnvrlnd) November 2, 2017
The excitement for this movie was 120%, but now they've got Beyoncé as Nala and I don't know what to think anymore 🙃#ruined
— MeganMcGloin (@freakgonewild) November 2, 2017
One person wondered why a talented “Boondocks” actress wasn’t chosen.
How did Beyonce get a role to play the voice of Nala yet Regina King who killed the Huey & Riley roles is not there?
— Flopo Ya Mampela II (@OwaFlopo) November 2, 2017
Still, the naysayers are firmly in the minority. Most folks have been raving about Queen Bey’s casting in the film, which opens on July 19, 2019.
BEYONCÉ IS PLAYING NALA I CAN’T
— siobhan (@buttercreamphil) November 1, 2017
The Beyhive on the way to see Lion King in 2019. pic.twitter.com/ylWn6qL0po
— [dri-ix] (@iamdryx) November 1, 2017
Honestly, cancel the rest of 2017 and 2018 so we can see Beyoncé as Nala in #TheLionKing now.
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) November 1, 2017
— ISMΛ GOGΛ🔹 (@ismagoga) November 2, 2017
Mate a new Lion King and Beyoncé is Nala.. 😳😳 I am fkin READY for this. 🦁
— Jay (@JorrdanSmith) November 2, 2017
BEYONCÉ! BEYONCÉ! Singing CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT with DONALD GLOVER?!
Just throw me into a fucking stampede! I am done. https://t.co/JnLsKGoD6m
— Kingsley (@kingsleyyy) November 1, 2017