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Terry Crews Petitions Himself to Be King Triton at Disney's The Little Mermaid

The internet has been since ever since Disney announced the star of its upcoming live-action adaptation for The Little Mermaid. But while the role of Ariel has gone to actress and musician Halle Bailey, another actor is publicly petitioning Disney to get the role of King Triton, Ariel's dad.Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Terry Crews, the former NFL player turned actor and TV host, is publicly offering himself for the role of King Triton on his Twitter account. Fans to like this idea and are joining Crews in petitioning Disney to cast the actor for the role of Ariel's father.

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Twitter Reacts to Terry Crews Triton Fan Casting

the hashtag #ArielsGotTerry to boost Crews' request to be cast as Triton. Crews himself used the hashtag to post a comically photoshopped image of what Crews could look like as King Triton.

Artists like @BossLogic Terry Crews King Triton could look like, to better effect.

Fans seem excited by the idea of ​​having Terry Crews as King Triton. It doesn't hurt that Crews has the royal building to embody the ocean. Twitter user Judie Levine pointed out these similarities in a picture that combined one of Terry Crews' Men's Health photoshoots with Triton.

Other Twitter users are suggesting alternate cast choices for King Triton, instead of Crews. Popular suggestions include Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (thanks, Sydne Clark ) and Idris Elba (thanks, Kirbie Johnson )

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Halong Bailey's casting as Ariel, rumors say Melissa McCarthy is a talks to play the villain, Ursula. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall has been tapped to helm the live-action adaptation, which is set to start production in early 2020. We also expect to get more complete casting list in the near future, with some announcements potentially saved for Disney's D23 Expo in August

Meanwhile, The Little Mermaid adaptation is just one of several live-action Disney movies currently in development. Other live-action adaptations include 2020's Mulan, and a live-action version of The Lion King that has a release date of July 18, 2019. Be sure to check out the first trailer for Mulan below.

action Disney movie was Aladdin. In our Aladdin review, we called the movie "Okay" saying "Aladdin is about as safe and adaptable as we've seen Disney put out, which is a bit disappointing considering that most of what it adds to the story works pretty well."

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Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN. You can find him on Twitter .

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