Saturday, November 11, 2017

Elton Hopes to Be Involved In The Lion King Remake

With the live-action remake of Disney's The Lion King currently in production, Elton John says he's looking to get on board.

John stirred speculation of his potential involvement this weekend, when he made a surprise appearance on stage at the Broadway production of the The Lion King, in honor of the show's 20th anniversary.

ET caught up with the legendary entertainer at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's Fall Gala on Tuesday, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City where he was honored for his philanthropic work, and he opened up about his unexpected performance.

"It was very exciting, I was a surprise," John said. "I wasn't able to be here for the 15th anniversary and it's been such an important part of my life, it's opened so many doors for me, and it was just great to see everybody."

"It was a great get together and very meaningful," he added.

The 70-year-old megastar -- who wrote and sang some of the most iconic songs on the soundtrack of the 1994 animated classic -- treated the audience to a live rendition of his legendary tune "Circle of Life."

As for his whether or not he'll be participating in the upcoming live-action remake, John told ET, "Yes, I think so. I hope so."

While the iconic singer wasn't able to tease any details about what his involvement would entail, it's hard to imagine any interpretation of The Lion King without John's musical compositions.

- ET Online

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