Terry Crews Campaigning to Play King Triton
This made me smile. America’s Got Talent’s Terry Crews is openly campaigning for the role of King Triton in the upcoming live-action Little Mermaid.
Shortly after Halle Bailey was announced as the new Ariel, Terry hit Twitter:
Ariel’s Dad!!!! ?♀️ #ArielsGotTerry #AmericasGotTerry pic.twitter.com/OMEXfmpWPE
— terry crews (@terrycrews) July 6, 2019
I’m down with this. So. Much. And many, many other fans are too.
Terry Crews As King Triton
It seems Crews got the idea, and the photo, from the internet that was already on it in terms of him taking on the role.
“Hey, has @terrycrews been cast as King Triton in the new Little Mermaid yet?,” writer Ben Bertoli tweeted days before Crews did. “Get him on the phone, Disney. “
Hey, has @terrycrews been cast as King Triton in the new Little Mermaid yet? Get him on the phone, Disney. pic.twitter.com/H3IP3P3igQ
— Ben Bertoli (@SuperBentendo) July 4, 2019
And the roughly photoshopped picture seems to have come from here:
Since the new #LittleMermaid actress has been selected, my pick for Triton is… @terrycrews pic.twitter.com/xLetRzyT8T
— Ivan Ortega (@IvanFilmFix) July 5, 2019
Meanwhile, CNN isn’t the only major media outlet to pick up on the story.
There’s no denying Terry Crews, a former NFL player who stars on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and is the host of “America’s Got Talent,” could be a viable choice for King Triton.
So Disney, put a trident, er fork, in it. Your search is done, at least according to some Twitter users.
King (Terry) Triton! ??? @terrycrews #TheLittleMermaid pic.twitter.com/Rorgjb9YGc
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) July 8, 2019
I love that so many positive things have come out of the announcements around the new Little Mermaid!
But tell us: Who would YOU cast as King Triton? Terry Crews? Let us know in the comments.