As the release date for the live-action version of “The Little Mermaid” approaches, Disney recently unveiled a new still from the film.
In the frame, we see Ariel, played by Halle Bailey, wearing a pink hood and blue dress, while Prince Eric, played by Jonah Hauer-King, is seated comfortably in a carriage. However, reaction to the appearance of the prince was mixed.
Whenever footage or stills from the film surfaced, opinions about Ariel’s role were divided. However, this time around, the reaction to Prince Eric seems to be just as cold.
Some netizens commented that the prince looked good, while others expressed concern that he looked too ordinary and lacked chemistry with Ariel. Some even made sarcastic remarks, asking if he had had a drink or if he was just a coachman.
The live-action film The Little Mermaid is set to be released in May and is directed by Rob Marshall, who also directed films such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Into the Woods and The Return of Mary Poppins.
Despite mixed reactions to the new version, fans of the original animated film are eagerly awaiting the live-action version, hoping it stays true to the beloved story while bringing something fresh to the table.
“The Little Mermaid” tells the story of Ariel, a mermaid who falls in love with the human prince Eric and makes a pact with the sea witch Ursula to become human. The animated film was released in 1989 and has become a classic loved by generations of fans.
The live-action version has been highly anticipated since its announcement, with fans speculating about the cast and new elements the film will bring. Starring Halle Bailey and Jonah Hauer-King, the film promises to deliver a fresh take on the original story.