Last night (Dutch time) the D23 Expo took place where Walt Disney Studios treated the fans to a lot of news about their upcoming projects. One of them is The Little Mermaid.
A first teaser has arrived, revealing a full look at Halle Bailey’s live-action mermaid Ariel and her underwater adventure.
You can also hear a few short sounds of the well-known song Part of Your World that she will sing. And the result sounds beautiful as expected. See and hear below and judge for yourself:
Hype positively fueled
The fantasy musical is directed by Rob Marshall and stars Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Javier Bardem as King Triton and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula in addition to Bailey.
Marshall previously revealed that the live-action version will feature four new songs in addition to the established songs composed by Alan Menken and Lin Manuel Miranda.
The casting of the dark-skinned Bailey initially met with some racial backlash, but the actress has more than proven to be a perfect fit for this new take on the classic story, especially with her vocal talent. From the end of May 2023 in cinemas worldwide.