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23rd Nov 2018

The Lion King but with Rugby Lions instead of real ones

Just go with it, please

Ciara Knight

More like The LIONS King, am I right?

Not sure if you’ve heard, but there’s a “live” “action” version of The Lion King coming. Honestly, not even joking. Swear down. Trailer’s here.

But let’s indulge the fantasy, for a moment, that The Lion King went fully literal and cast actual British and Irish Lions players instead of the CGI ones they’re using. Wouldn’t that be kind of incredible? And a bit funny? It would, it really would.

Given that it’s Friday, the world is in utter turmoil and it has been An Absolute Week, I’ve set aside several hours of my day to carry out this endeavour, not for myself, but for humanity at large.

Don’t overthink it, just go with it.

I present to you – The Lion King, But With Rugby Lions Instead Of Real Ones. Thank you.

Thank you for your time.

Images via Walt Disney Pictures