As we all know, The Lion King is one of those nostalgic, epic Disney classics that just take you right back to childhood. Disney Which is why filmmaker Jon Favreau's announcement on Friday that Donald Glover will play Simba in the live-action remake is a pretty big deal. Jon Favreau @Jon_Favreau I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba 12:24 AM - 18 Feb 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite People had a lot to say. Twitter: @starrynightlord And were ready for the remake to come out, like, yesterday. Twitter: @viivalagracie Just THANK YOU for this casting. Twitter: @AngeliqueRoche And because Favreau knows WE NEED THIS, he also announced that James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa. Jon Favreau @Jon_Favreau Looking forward to working with this legend. #Mufasa 12:52 AM - 18 Feb 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Which obviously just brings back a whole slew of emotions. Twitter: @dezisdope But mostly happy feels. Matthew Luciow @Matty_ICE2013 I'm so happy that James Earl Jones is back as Mufasa but that feeling of reliving the saddest moment of my childhoo… https://t.co/RQ2rhRTG3G 03:08 AM - 18 Feb 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite It was a lot to take in all in one day. EditingIsEverything @The_Real_Editor THIS JUST IN JAMES EARL JONES IS GOING TO BE MUFASA AGAIN IN THE NEW LION KING MOVIE 12:55 AM - 18 Feb 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite But just knowing we have this to look forward to at some point in the near future is very welcome news. Twitter: @zendayatoms There's no release date announced for the movie, but might I suggest, "NOW"? Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Disney Oh, I just can't WAIT, to see this remakeeeee!