Question: Why was Chiwetel Ejiofor hired to voice Scar? Why didn't they hire David Oyelowo (who voiced Scar in The Lion Guard)?
The Lion King (2019)
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Starring: Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key, Donald Glover, John Kani
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Answer: None of the cast of The Lion Guard was cast in the film, so why would Oyelowo have been? Ejiofor was cast because, in the words of director Jon Favreau, he "is just a fantastic actor, who brings us a bit of the mid-Atlantic cadence and a new take on the character. He brings that feeling of a Shakespearean villain to bear because of his background as an actor. It's wonderful when you have somebody as experienced and seasoned as Chiwetel; he just breathes such wonderful life into this character."