No matter how many remakes have passed, Disney still always knows how to surprise the whole world with its new projects. Recently, social media has been stirred by its brand new casting for the upcoming “The Little Mermaid” live-action when Halle Bailey (a part of the singing duo Chloe x Halle) is chosen to be the next Ariel. Even though this surprising decision is quite controversial, there’s no denying it’s pretty inspiring as well.
In an interview with BuzzFeedNews, Director Rob Marshall claimed that the 19-year-old singer was undoubtedly perfect for the role. “It was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance — plus a glorious singing voice — all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role,” he said.
Many Disney fans absolutely love the idea and have enthusiastically supported it in countless cool ways, fan arts included of course. Here are 16 of the most impressive artworks they have created to celebrate the new casting so far, just scroll down and enjoy!
#1. The Little Mermaid poster featuring Halle Bailey.
#2. So confident, so elegant.
#3. Halle Bailey as Ariel, again.
#4. Quick Ariel art.
#5. That smile though!
#6. A charming mermaid.
#7. Another Halle Bailey as Ariel.
#8. “The more I imagine Halle as Ariel, the more excited I am for the live action movie.”
#9. “Congrats Halle Bailey, I’m so excited to see you in the role that I had to celebrate with some fanart!”
#10. Another amazing piece of art!
#11. “I felt inspired to draw the new Ariel.”
#12. ” “Under the sea” – This is the first drawing of mine that’s based off of an already existing character and I’m so glad it’s Ariel, especially because of all the buzz around the casting choice.”
#13. A gorgeous mermaid.
#14. “Fanart of Halle Bailee as Ariel for the upcoming remake of The Little Mermaid. “
#15. “I’m pleasantly surprised by their choice. This is amazing casting and I cannot wait to see how Halle brings Ariel to life.”
#16. “Can’t wait to see Halle Bailey as Ariel in The Little Mermaid. Had to draw something!”
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