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A lot of people were excited upon learning Halle Bailey was casted as Ariel in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid that they began suggesting names for the remaining characters still un-casted, namely Ariel’s father King Triton and love interest Prince Eric.

Popular among fans at the moment to play King Triton is White Chicks and Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Terry Crews. Instagram user BossLogic created fan art reimagining Crews as the trident-wielding king of the sea, and it is downright believable.

Crews himself tweeted his excitement at the possibility of becoming King Triton. BossLogic also created fan art of Pacific Rim and Thor actor Idris Elba, another popular suggestion, being King Triton, and we are here for it.

Meanwhile for Prince Eric, in the true spirit of diversity, many K-pop fans are gushing over BTS’ Jimin to play Ariel’s love interest. We don’t think it’s a bad idea though.

Other fan favorites for Prince is Eric are singer Shawn Mendes and Aquaman actor Kekoa Kekumano – additionally Aquaman himself Jason Momoa is another suggestion for King Trition, and we know how good he is with a trident.

Who do you think should play King Triton and Prince Eric?


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