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Disney is bringing back The Jungle Book for a whole new generation in 2015, and we couldn't be more excited! The movie is being brought to life by Iron Man and Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau, so you know this is going to be one to see.

This week, Iron Man 3 actor Ben Kingsley, who is known for playing some of the most evil characters on the silver screen, was cast as Bagheera. This is a Perfect fit for the sinister black panther who has his own plans for Mowgli, the boy of the jungle.

Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, and Lupita Nyong'o have also been cast for voice roles in The Jungle Book, which is set to arrive in theaters on October 9, 2015. We can't wait to check this one out next year. »

- dbethke@fanlala.com (Dave B.)

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