Disney is attempting to get the ball rolling on developing a live action franchise based on one of their famous animated adatations. They’ve had rough luck of establishing franchises that weren’t related to Marvel Comics. They tried with John Carter and Lone Ranger. We all know how well those efforts went.
The Jungle Book got a live action make over almost 20 years ago. I guess that’s enough time. It’d be interesting if they really did attempt to establish it as a franchise. Mogli: Jungle Warrior, anyone? I’d love to see a franchise built around a little boy who can talk to animals who fights jungle-crime or something? Am I the only one?
“The short story collection was published in 1894, and the majority of the tales focus on Mowgli, a young boy raised by wolves whose friends include a bear named Baloo and a panther by the name of Bagheera. One of the adversaries that pops up several times is Shere Khan, a mean tiger.”