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Today, fans of the beloved classic film The Lion King were blessed with the first full-length trailer for the remake (check it out here if you haven't yet). And whenever there's a joyous occasion such as this, it's never really any surprise to see critics and naysayers coming out of the woodwork.
It's no secret that a large number of people are eagerly awaiting the live-action rendition. But upon seeing the first real look at the movie, plenty of fans weren't pleased with the depiction of the villain Scar. Many were perplexed by his bland appearance and lack of a black mane (perhaps one of his most distinguishing features).
Others came to defense of Scar's appearance, citing the intended realistic approach to creating the film.
Another noticeable to change to Scar is his voice (he will be voiced by Chiwetel Ejiofor). Jeremy Irons, who originally voiced the villain, said in an interview on BBC Radio 2 that he had not been contacted to reprise his role. Although he jokingly grumbled about not receiving the opportunity, he had high praise for Disney and the Lion King franchise. "I think Disney's work was extraordinary and the fact that people seem to get a hold of Scar and think he was a bit of a character was very pleasing," he said.
Check out some more responses to the new Scar below. The live-action Lion King will be out in theaters July 19.