Twitter Reacts to Terry Crews Triton Fan Casting
Twitter users are using 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.
Ariel’s Dad!!!! #ArielsGotTerry #AmericasGotTerry pic.twitter.com/OMEXfmpWPE
— terry crews (@terrycrews) July 6, 2019
Artists like @BossLogic have tried their hands at visualizing what a Terry Crews King Triton could look like, to way better effect.
King (Terry) Triton!@terrycrews #TheLittleMermaid pic.twitter.com/Rorgjb9YGc
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) July 8, 2019
Fans seem excited by the idea of having Terry Crews as King Triton. It doesn’t hurt that Crews has the muscular build to embody the ocean royal. Twitter user Judie Levine pointed out these similarities in a picture that combined one of Terry Crews’ Men’s Health photoshoots with Triton.
Why are we not talking about Terry Crews for King Triton pic.twitter.com/npOaf6DVFU
— Judi Levine (@judi132983346) July 5, 2019
Other Twitter users are suggesting alternative fan cast choices for King Triton, instead of Crews. Popular suggestions include Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (thanks, Sydne Clark) and Idris Elba (thanks, Kirbie Johnson)
Okay we got our little mermaid now we need a petition to cast Terry Crews or The Rock as King Triton #TheLittleMermaid #HalleBailey pic.twitter.com/kxf9AGzONI
— Sydne Clark (@clarksydne) July 3, 2019
I’ve said this from day one: please make Idris Elba King Triton. @disney pic.twitter.com/WwguxtwLGV
— Kirbie Johnson (@kirbiejohnson) July 3, 2019
Everything We Know About Disney’s Live-Action The Little Mermaid
Alongside casting Halle Bailey as Ariel, rumors say Melissa McCarthy is in 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 begin production in early 2020. We also expect to get a 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 films currently in development. Other live-action adaptations include 2020’s Mulan, and a live-action version of The Lion King that will be released later this month. Be sure to check out the first trailer for Mulan below.
Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN. You can find him on Twitter.