It has been a slow few weeks for Disney news, so the upcoming story you are about to read must be taken with a grain of salt, however, if true Beyoncé fans are in for a real treat.
Hot after the superstar voiced Nala in Disney’s billion-dollar hit remake of The Lion King, a new report from The Sun says Beyoncé is in negotiations with the studio on a $100 million deal to work on three projects. A source close to the tabloid says, “Beyonce has become a major player for Disney and is the perfect fit for their brand.”
The negotiations are reportedly very early, but the deal would include Beyoncé narrating multiple documentaries for Disney+, which would be in the same vein as Meghan Markle’s voice work in the 2020 Disneynature’s Elephant. Another part of the deal would be working on Marvel Studios’ Black Panther sequel; it is unknown if this would mean she has a role in the film or possibly working on the soundtrack, another possible project would be for a sequel to last years aforementioned The Lion King remake.
As I mentioned above, this should be taken with a grain of salt as the Sun, which is a celebrity gossip tabloid, is known for dropping multiple incorrect rumors, but to say they have never got their information correct would be a lie.
I will say this, Disney indeed has a strong love for Beyoncé and want to continue working with her. Prior to her working on The Lion King, She was originally up for the role of Princess Tiana in Disney Animations’ The Princess and the Frog, she was also in the running to voice Plumette in Disney’s fellow billion-dollar live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, but scheduling conflicts kept her from taking the role.
Source: The Sun