Now new reports have surfaced that claim that Bey is currently in talks to play the iconic character.
And where do you think these reports are coming from?
The all ~powerful~ Bey hive!
Sources claim that the mama of three is currently in final negotiations for a $25 million deal to lend her heavenly voice to the flick.
"We are excited to confirm that director Jon Favreau is getting his wish! Beyoncé is in final negotiations to play Nala in Disney’s upcoming live action reboot of The Lion King! Disney has reportedly agreed to pay a whopping $25 million to secure Beyoncé’s involvement with the project.
We can exclusively report from a source that one major clause in Beyoncé’s contract is to be the curator and producer of the soundtrack which will include several new and original African inspired and tribal recordings by the singer, as well as classic Lion King favorites. The soundtrack will be released worldwide through Parkwood Entertainment & Columbia Records (SONY)."
While we're taking this one with a massive grain of salt for now (fandoms have gotten it wrong before!), what we can tell you is that the flick is set to be released on July 19 2019, meaning filming will have to start V soon.
So it looks like we won't have to wait much longer to find out!
Here's hoping the rumours are true.