Javier Bardem is in the works to play "King Triton" in Disney's upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. He would join the cast of Halle Bailey as "Ariel", Harry Styles as "Prince Eric" and it was reported that Melissa McCarthy might be playing the role of sea villain "Ursula". Awkwafina and Jacob Tremblay are also cast as "Ariel's" sidekicks, "Flounder" and "Sebastian".
Big Year for Disney Live-Action
The announcement of this new live-action remake comes after a big year for Disney in terms of live-action reboots of classic tales. Already this year, three live-action movies have hit theatres including Dumbo, Aladdin and most recently, The Lion King. A trailer for the upcoming Mulan reboot was officially dropped last week and that movie is expected to release in March 2020.
Upcoming Disney Live-Action Movies
Some other Disney live-action movies in the works include Maleficent 2, Cruella, Peter Pan, Tink and The Sword in the Stone. We are loving all of these classics turned real-life and can't wait to get more details about the upcoming The Little Mermaid movie. Stay tuned...