Jon Favreau’s live action Lion King is casting at the moment, and boy have they hit the nail on the head with John Oliver as Mufasa’s little stooge. 

The buzz from the bees is that Last Week Tonight‘s John Oliver has been cast in the live-action remake of the Lion King as birdy-boiler-frequenter Zazu – voiced in the original (like you would’ve forgotten) by Rowan Atkinson.

Baboons are going ape over the news, with Oliver joining the likes of Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen as Timon and Pumbaa, respectively, and Donald Glover as Simba.

Anyway – look at the sun, it’s time for us to go. Prepare for more sensational news regarding the reboot – and Mr Banana Beak – in the future.