Representatives for actor Hugh Jackman have denied online reports that the Australian actor and showman has been signed to play the villain Scar in Jon Favreau’s upcoming live-action remake of “The Lion King” for Disney Pictures.

Omega Underground was the first to report on Jackman’s casting, citing an individual with knowledge of the film’s production. Jackman didn’t help matters posting a picture of himself at Disneyland on Friday afternoon on his Twitter account.

However, Disney’s live-action movie showcase at D23 Expo on Saturday morning made no announcement, and late yesterday, a representative for Jackman told The Wrap that there was “absolutely no truth” to the buzz.

The film is currently slated for a July 19th 2019 release.

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