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Circle Of Life? Elton John May Be Cut Out From The New Lion King Movie

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It's the "circle of life" for Sir Elton John thanks to the new Lion King live-action remake that is currently in production.

The signer, pianist and composer is looking to head back to Pride Rock in the new live action feature of the Disney classic.

The 70-year-old idol wrote and sang some of the most iconic songs on the soundtrack of the 1994 animated classic.

In his five-decade long career, Sir Elton has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has also had over fifty Top 40 hits including seven consecutive number 1 U.S. albums.

It's safe to say that anything Elton wants to do in the industry, he should get. But what about a remake of one of his hits that brought him huge success?

John took the stage in a surprise appearance at the Broadway production of The Lion King, in honor of the show's 20th anniversary.

"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.

He surprised everyone with a live rendition of his legendary song "Circle of Life."

We know much of The Lion King's success had to do with the beautiful soundtrack that accompanied the characters and storyline we all fell in love with over 20 years ago.

So what does that mean for the new live action movie?

When asked if he will be participating in the remake, John said "Yes, I think so. I hope so."

While he couldn't share in what capacity he will be involved in, it's hard to imagine any interpretation of The Lion King without John's musical hand.

Source: Entertainment Tonight