Though it had a quick teaser around the time of the Super Bowl, Disney was clearly keeping its powder dry (or, er, wet?) for the Oscars, as the first big main trailer for the live-action version of The Little Mermaid dropped Sunday evening. Take a look…
While Halle Bailey's Ariel has, of course been front and centre, we now get proper looks at the rest of the cast, including Melissa McCarthy as Sea Witch Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton (Javier Bardem) and Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric (plus CG creations Flounder, voiced by Jacob Tremblay, Sebastian, featuring the vocal tones of Daveed Diggs and the Awkwafina-voiced Scuttle).
The plot here is likely to hew closely to the animated original (and, to a lesser degree, the Han Christian Andersen story) – with mermaid Ariel rescuing Eric from a shipwreck and falling for both him and his world, bargaining her voice away for a chance to walk on land – and the script this time comes from David Magee, with Lin-Manuel Miranda helping out on some fresh lyrics alongside musical guru Alan Menken.
Rob Marshall directs, and The Little Mermaid will be out on 26 May.