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Fans Want Idris Elba To Play King Triton In The Little Mermaid

by : Julia Banim on : 06 Jul 2019 00:35
Fans Want Idris Elba To Play King Triton In The Little MermaidFans Want Idris Elba To Play King Triton In The Little MermaidPA Images/Boss Logic Twitter

Our Princess Ariel has been found, with Halle Bailey set to don The Little Mermaid’s shimmering tail.

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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.

Halle BaileyHalle BaileyPA Images

But the question on many people’s minds, is just who is going to play the role of King Triton?

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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.

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:

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This needs to happen.

There is currently no release date for The Little Mermaid.

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Julia Banim

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.

Topics: Film and TV, Idris Elba, King Triton, The Little Mermaid

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BossLogic Twitter
  1. BossLogic Twitter

    So are we getting @idriselba as King Triton now? 😁 #TheLittleMermaid