The composer worked alongside the director on projects such as If Beale Street Could Talk, Moonlight: Under the Moonlightand the miniseries The Underground Railroad.
”Barry and I have been working on this together, and it’s been a while. You know, it’s a large-scale project, and a lot of work is going into it for sure. We meet whenever possible.””
declared to The Playlist (via ComicBook).
In addition to the projects mentioned above, Britell has a busy schedule, as he is also responsible for the compositions of Successionfrom HBO, and the upcoming Star Wars: Andor.
The prequel will continue with the photorealistic technology that the director Jon Favreau used in the 2019 production and also in Mowgli: The Wolf Boyfrom 2016.
There’s no set release date, but the project is understandably a priority after the original made $1.6 billion at the box office.
For now, we only know that Aaron Pierre (The Underground Railroad) and Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Chicago 7) will be the voices of protagonists Mufasa and Scar, respectively.