Could the Lion King movies one day be as big as Star Wars? That’s the hope at Disney, as producer Sean Bailey believes there’s a lot of potential in the future of the franchise. Bailey, who’s served as president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production since 2010, has also been overseeing the company’s live-action remakes. That includes the live-action Beauty and the Beast, which earned $1.3 billion at the box office, along with Aladdin, which pulled in another $1.1 billion. The Little Mermaid is also on track to pass the $1 billion mark at the box office, having garnered over $326 million and counting since its recent release.
Disney’s Sean Bailey says that the new Lion King movies could potentially expand into a “big, epic saga” similar to Star Wars. Read More