Our Princess Ariel has been found, with Halle Bailey set to don The Little Mermaid’s shimmering tail.
And, despite certain people (who can absolutely get in the sea) using, ahem, ‘mermaid science’ to bring the 19-year-old down, she will make a truly lovely Ariel.
With big Disney-esque eyes and a singing voice capable of captivating sea wreck survivors, Bailey is a good fit for the spirited Disney princess.
But the question on many people’s minds, is just who is going to play the role of King Triton?
Enter BossLogic, who’ve cooked up a poster for the role, showing us a rather convincing argument for the man who that role belongs to. Two words: Idris Elba.
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) July 4, 2019
The poster shows Idris Elba in a golden crown and with long white hair and a beard. He’s got a tight grip around the golden trident and is looking directly into the eyes of all who look upon the poster – as if to say, ‘Yeah, this is me. I am King Triton.’
The incredible photo was captioned: ‘So are we getting @idriselba as King Triton now?’, and people sure as hell want it to become reality.
Take a look for yourselves:
Or maybe Denzel Washington.
— XanzerXIX (@XanzerXIII) July 4, 2019
— Kirbie Johnson (@kirbiejohnson) July 3, 2019
Idris Elba to play king Triton i would like to see it pic.twitter.com/q9X2j4lq2K
— ℭ𝔥𝔢𝔩𝔰𝔢𝔞 “fucking awesome isnt it” (@angelicgavins) July 3, 2019
— John Booker (@Bookerj11) July 3, 2019
Disney feeling all the pressure to make King Triton idris Elba: pic.twitter.com/rQJ2fSEj2i
— TaterThots (@des_nastyy) July 4, 2019
— carliespadez (@carliespadez) July 6, 2019
This needs to happen.
There is currently no release date for The Little Mermaid.
If you have a story you want to tell send it to UNILAD via [email protected]
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.