Published On: Thu, Jun 22nd, 2017

Things We Saw Today: David Oyelowo to Voice Disney Villain Scar in The Lion Guard

Be prepared! While it’s difficult to imagine anyone living up to Jeremy Irons as Scar in Disney’s classic The Lion King, David Oyelowo is an amazing choice as the voice of the disgruntled feline with vengeance in his heart. Oyelowo’s Scar will appear on Disney Junior’s The Lion Guard which premieres July 7th. While it’s unclear how much screentime the villainous lion will have, considering this is an continuation of the films and he’s spending most of that time feeding the Circle of Life, there will be an extended episode titled ‘The Rise of Scar.” Cool! (via Oh My Disney, image: Disney)

  • Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick has officially resigned. Still, there’s a lot of damage that will not be easily fixed, and this Mashable article diving into their HR department suggests there’s more to be done. (via TechCrunch)
  • National Geographic’s Genius which dove into the life of Albert Einstein will tackle another revolutionary mind in the midst of political turmoil and war: Pablo Picasso. (via Indiewire)
  • Ubisoft is launching a fellowship program designed to highlight female voices in the film industry. (via The Hollywood Reporter)
  • CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research where “physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe” keeps misspelling “The Large Hadron Collider” on their website. I am giggling like a grade-schooler with my mind in the gutter. (via IFL Science)

  • Is the wizarding gene in Harry Potter recessive or dominant? A Duke professor breaks it down (via Huffpost)
  • This is a lot: It seems that alien symbiote Carnage is set to be the villain of Sony’s Venom movie. Also, Kraven and Mysterio spinoffs are in the works. (via /Film)
  • Finally, Barb is still, like, super dead in Stranger Things season two but actor David Harbour says that the team was taken aback by what a following she’s gained. “We’ve realized from the fans that Barb is important, and so we are going to treat her with the respect that she deserves.” (via CBR)

That’s it for what we saw! What did you see today?

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