One of my favorite men in the WORLD is Idris Elba, and hearing his voice over for Shere Khan in the new Jungle Book movie has me all kinds of happy and excited! I mean, hello — the man is definitely perfect for this role — he is John Luther — (I promise I am not a crazy stalker fan — I just love Idris Elba!
Idris Elba / Shere Khan
Voiced by Idris Elba, Shere Khan bears the scars of man, which fuel his hatred of humans. Convinced that Mowgli poses a threat, the bengal tiger is determined to rid the jungle of the man-cub. “Shere Khan reigns with fear,” says Elba. “He terrorizes everyone he encounters because he comes from a place of fear.”
Disney just released this new clip of the intro to the character of Shere Khan — watch it and let me know what you think!
Also, be sure to check out the brand new immersive site for Disney’s THE JUNGLE BOOK that launched today. Created exclusively by Disney on Tumblr, you can explore chapters like “Words to Live By: The bare necessities for a man cub to survive” and “In the Face of Danger: Learn about the Red Flower and Shere Khan.”
New chapters will be revealed over the next two weeks featuring exclusive content from the film.
Of course, I also love Scarlett Johansen as Kai — the slithery no good, sneaky snake!
Scarlett Johansson / Kaa
Kaa is a massive python who uses her voice and hypnotic gaze to entrance Mowgli. The man-cub can’t resist her captivating embrace. “Kaa seduces and entraps Mowgli with her storytelling,” says Scarlett Johansson. “She’s the mirror into Mowgli’s past. The way she moves is very alluring, almost coquettish.”
I seriously cannot wait for this movie to hit theaters in a couple of weeks. I have always loved The Jungle Book as a kid, but I almost know I am going to love this version even more.
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THE JUNGLE BOOK opens in theatres everywhere in 3D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D on April 15th!