After a bit of speculation, Disney finally announced that Beyoncé would be officially joining the live-action version of The Lion King, playing the role of Nala.

Alfre Woodard, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, and many, many more stars were announced as part of the cast, as well.

The entire lineup of players is stellar, but reaction to Beyoncé's role in the film is already pretty strong.

People were thrilled.

Others made jokes about how Simba would react to the news that his future partner is the one and only Queen Bey.

Some were already claiming Academy Award-winning glory for the superstar.

Emotions were strong. Imagine how Blue Ivy, Sir, and Rumi will feel when they see see/hear their mom in character.

It's safe to say people couldn't handle it.

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