Be prepared: America’s favourite Englishman John Oliver has joined the cast of Jon Favreau’s Lion King movie as Zazu.
The Last Week Tonight host will voice Mufasa’s majordomo in the Disney live-action picture, a role that Rowan Atkinson took in the original 1996 animated film.
So, how has the casting gone down? Has Oliver been thrown in the birdie boiler or is he already pride of Pride Rock? See if you can gauge the mood of the online kingdom…
John Oliver becoming Zazu for The Lion King is everything I want in so many way's that I never would've thought. pic.twitter.com/KAbxkkrbfK
— Alexander (@AlexanderMBush) July 11, 2017
John Oliver is Zazu. Just take my money. #TheLionKing— Mariano Rongvaux (@MarianoRongvaux) July 11, 2017
John Oliver as Zazu is actually the definition of perfect casting in a film— jvlfilms (@jvlfilms) July 11, 2017
john oliver is the perfect zazu omg i can't wait for the lion king— sydney 🌌 (@folkeverlore_) July 11, 2017
The Lion King will be released in 2019