Disney is well and truly in the nostalgia spotlight right now. Not only is its upcoming live-action reboot of The Lion King hitting theatres next week, but the Hollywood studio recently announced that a live-action The Little Mermaid is on the agenda, too.
Casting for the movie is already underway and the film has just found its Ariel, with singer Halle Bailey taking on the role of the mermaid princess. But the choice was met with a wave of backlash.
Now it seems that Terry Crews wants in on the movie, putting himself forward to play Ariel's father, King Triton, by posting a hilarious picture to his Instagram.
His comical plea to Disney has provoked some pretty funny responses too, with the internet determined to make it a reality.
But he's not the only one with his name being thrown around for Triton. Fans also want Idris Elba.
Casting for the long-anticipated The Little Mermaid remake is officially underway.Disney seems eager to revive many of their old classics, announcing that The Little Mermaid was getting the live-action treatment 3 years ago.
The production actually has some A-list names attached to it.
via: GettyIn the 3 years since the original announcement, fans have been anxiously waiting to see which celebs will be featuring in the movie. Melissa McCarthy is rumored to be taking on the role of the iconic antihero, Ursula, with Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina also said to be in the line-up.
Although there's one role that we were desperate to hear about.Fans were eager to find out who would be taking on the role of Ariel. Disney finally answered our prayers last week and announced that singer, Halle Bailey, was cast as the mermaid princess.
The nineteen-year-old was said to be perfect for the role.
The nineteen-year-old singer was understandably thrilled to be cast.
dream come true... 🧜🏽♀️🌊 https://t.co/sndjYUS6wO— chloe x halle (@chloe x halle)1562184152.0
Although many people were pleased for her...After landing what will be the biggest role of her career, fans congratulated her on the news and praised Disney for casting a young, black actress as the princess.
Others weren't so kind.
@chloexhalle Respect the character, Respect the fans, Respect 30 years, Respect the generations, not the SUPLANTATI… https://t.co/wctkoKEGS7— МαЯץ ❤️ (@МαЯץ ❤️)1562591704.0
Actor, Todrick Hall, was amongst the famous faces who hit back at the "racists."
But the support from fans coming to the defense of the star outshined the negatives.
No other explanation as to why anyone would have issue with #HalleBailey playing The Little Mermaid other than raci… https://t.co/ja18MygOng— Etan Thomas (@Etan Thomas)1562339005.0
But Disney was quick to settle the score.
And just days after the influx of backlash, it seems that another actor wants in on the movie.The negative reactions haven't phased this star, who is all on board with the casting.
Terry Crews has put himself forward to join Halle Bailey and play King Triton.
via: GettyThe Brooklyn Nine-Nine star posted a hilarious picture on Instagram in a bid to get in on the movie, fancying his chances at taking on the role of Ariel's father, King Triton.
The actor photoshopped an image of himself with a tail in front of Ariel’s castle.In true Crews style, the post was tongue-in-cheek.
Take a look at the pic...#ArielsGotTerry #AmericasGotTerry," it seems like Crews is desperate to join Disney's Underwater Kingdom.
And, now, fans are desperate to see Crews make the cut.Terry Crews as King Triton? We're all for it.
Fans were living for the star's post.Disney is guaranteed the support of fans if they take on Crews.
Many people appear to be on board, to say the least.
@terrycrews Terry Crews in Little Nermaid would nice. More so if he played every character. None can match him.— A Ninja (@A Ninja)1562509456.0
But the post also sparked some hilarious reactions.
@terrycrews https://t.co/9qMztWEPi3— Jared Sosa (@Jared Sosa)1562466908.0
But Crews may have found himself some competition.
So are we getting @idriselba as King Triton now? 😁 #TheLittleMermaid https://t.co/jD6Afcxmk1— BossLogic (@BossLogic)1562223344.0
Idris seems to be a fan favorite...
via: Getty ImageThe internet has exploded over the idea of Idris playing the role of King Tritan, and can we really blame people?
People are super keen to see Idris on our screens again...
If Idris Elba isn’t playing King Triton, Im rioting. #littlemermaid https://t.co/EIIiSpqXvS— Johnny Sack (@Johnny Sack)1562195934.0
Waiting for Idris like...
Me when Disney eventually casts Idris Elba as King Triton: https://t.co/pG8erQ3nwK— Your Fave (@Your Fave)1562185882.0
A huge following has emerged for Idris to be a part of this production...
Ok, but all those racist asses with that #NotMyAriel thingy and I'm just here wishing Idris Elba as Triton. AM I RI… https://t.co/3PSxVpMlOM— milu || 🇨🇴 (@milu || 🇨🇴)1562327856.0