Jon Favreau’s version of The Jungle Book for Disney already has Neel Sethi, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Sir Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito on board and is barreling towards an October 9, 2015 debut, but now Andy Serkis’ rendition for Warner Bros., which is now titled Jungle Book: Origins, is making some moves, too.
Serkis’ Jungle Book just locked its very first star, Benedict Cumberbatch. He’ll voice the film’s villain, Shere Khan, a tiger who’d rather not have any humans in his territory at all. Hit the jump for more on Cumberbatch’s casting. Jungle Book: Origins is set for an October 21, 2016 debut.