Little Mermaid now has a potential new cast of Terry Crews for King Triton, Princess Ariel’s dad. It is after Crews showed the interest to play the role by sharing a fan art portraying him in the King look. He even wrote that Ariel has finally found her dad as the caption for the post.
The upcoming Little Mermaid live action so far has found the casts for Princess Ariel, Ursula, Flounder, and Scuttle. Disney, however, is still in talks with Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay, and Awkwafina for the last three characters mentioned. But, Halle Bailey is already confirmed to play Ariel. This appointment is the one that got recent racistic comments from some close-minded fans.
However, the appointment of Bailey as Ariel is what makes fans assuming her dad will be also played by a person of color. This imagination then leads to two persons, Terry Crews and Idris Elba. But as shown earlier, it is clear that Crews is more interested in the role. He shared the art even it is not the work of the expert.
But thanks now we can see better how Crews will look like if he does play King Triton. It is the work of Bosslogic who shared a more vivid image. He previously has also shared the portray of Bailey as Ariel. In the following picture, we can see how manly Crews is with a white beard, bejeweled crown, gold gauntlet, and fishtail look.
Now, whether you agree or not with Crews playing King Triton, one thing we should agree upon is that Little Mermaid is the upcoming Disney remake that gets more attention. While some other remakes will play soon shortly, like The Lion King and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, this movie will start its production in one year.