With acclaimed roles in the musical film Kinky Boots and his Oscar-winning performance as Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave, Chiwetel Ejiofor's performances on the big screen are akin to a masterclass on the power of empathy and the human condition.
With his upcoming role as Scar in the upcoming live-action reboot of The Lion King, many fans of the acclaimed thespian are eager to see what he can bring to the Disney reboot.
The Academy Award-nominated actor has joined the cast of Maleficent II, which is currently in production in the UK.
The sequel will see Angelina Jolie reprise her titular role as the Disney villain, along with Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. The movie will also star Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein, Robert Lindsay and Harris Dickinson. The film, which will be directed by Joachim Rønning, currently has no set release date.