Ever since the first trailer for the film was released, I’ve been surprisingly interested in Jon Favreau’s upcoming live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book, which not only boasts awe-inspiring digital and visual effects, but also promises to be Disney’s best live-action adaptation of a classic story yet. Plus, it’s got Bill Murray as Baloo, a talking bear that enjoys the finer things in life. There’s literally nothing wrong with that sentence.
Now, a new featurette for the film shines a spotlight on why Favreau decided to take a crack at remaking one of Disney’s most beloved animated films, in addition to revealing all kinds of new footage from the action adventure. Check it out below:
Honestly, it just seems like the effects are getting better and better with every new trailer and image. Seeing new looks at Scarlett Johansson’s Kaa in action as well, who has probably been teased the least out of every other character at this point, makes it seem like the character will be an even more faithful iteration of the character than I had thought, as she wraps herself dangerously around Mowgli.
The relationship between Baloo and Mowgli looks just as heartwarming and fun as it does in the original film as well, and depending on how cohesively it manages to blend together all of its genres, this could end up being one of the standout blockbuster films of the year.
The Jungle Book will be released on April 15th.
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