21 Agosto 2017 07:40
Is nothing sacred?
Since people often have the unfortunate habit of shooting the messenger – and frankly I'm a coward – I'm going to let this lady be the one to drop the bomb:
I know there are more serious things going on at the mo. But I just found out that Scar and Mufasa probably weren't brothers. Like what??? ?
— Elisa Lauren ☕️ (@elisalauren14) August 17, 2017
Yes, I know what you're thinking. This must be one of those loopy internet conspiracy theories, like the one that says Beyoncé is a reptile. Somebody with way too much time on their hands has found the ten Illuminati symbols in The Lion King that prove that Mufasa and Scar aren't really brothers. Well, I'm sorry to say that this time I'm not talking about the half-baked speculation of some YouTuber with more imagination than subscribers. The bombshell has been revealed by Rob Minkoff and Don Hahn, the Disney film's director and producer, in an interview with HelloGiggles.
'There was always this thing about well, how do you have these two [male] lions?' says Hahn. 'Occasionally there are prides that do have two male lions, in an interesting dynamic because they’re not equals [since they don’t have the same parents]. One lion will always kind of be off in the shadows. We were trying to use those animal truths to underpin the story so we sort of figured Scar and Mufasa couldn’t really be from the same gene pool. In fact, that’s what [Scar] says. There’s a line, he goes, "I’m from the shallow end of the gene pool."'
Well, if they were hoping that the children watching the film would deduce the truth from that one line – despite the fact that Mufasa calls Scar 'brother' and Simba calls him 'uncle' throughout the film – then they were being a bit optimistic, to put it bluntly.
But the fact is Minkoff and Hahn made the film, so if they say the two lions aren't brothers then they aren't brothers.
Is nothing sacred?
— Danielle Smith (@boof1245) August 17, 2017
We can't even believe our own eyes anymore.
Disney revealed that Mufasa and Scar aren't brothers which means everything that the light touches is a complete and total lie.
— Adriane Hamilton (@ItsMeAdriane) August 17, 2017
From the deepest, darkest depths of the internet, expert zoologists with PhDs to 'a man in the pub told me' emerge to share their in-depth knowledge of lions with us all.
Actually there can be multiple adult males in a pride. It can be up to three, especially brothers. So Scar being with Mufasa is legit.
— Kelly (@SilverNichols) August 17, 2017
And then there's the typical 'I listened to them before they were famous' type who knew the rivals weren't brothers from the first time they saw the movie at the age of four.
I'd just like to say: I knew there was more to Scar and that I always believed he was an "adopted brother" and not blood to Mufasa. ??
— J.Clarice (@MowgliLux) August 17, 2017
Okay, it's true that there are more important things happening in the world right now.
Ppl freaking out that scar and mufasa weren't actually brothers in #TheLionKing but don't care that nala and simba were siblings ??
— Alyssa Price (@ohwhaleeee) August 17, 2017