D23 Exhibition brought a glance at one of Disney’s most profoundly anticipated impending motion pictures, because of a secret trailer for The Little Mermaid. The surprisingly realistic film, which has been in progress for quite a long while at this point, will be driven by Halle Bailey as Ariel, and the main trailer put the focus on her in a legendary manner. The recording showed her in outfit singing a piece of the notable tune “Part of Your Reality”, and immediately provoked a variety of positive feelings from fans via online entertainment. In a tweet on Friday night, which you can look at underneath, Bailey says that the fan reaction has been “so overpowering and unbelievable”, and that she’s “so cheerful you’re getting to see a look of everything.”
guys..today has been so overwhelming and incredible ♥️i’m so happy you’re getting to see a peek of everything 😭thank you for the love ..🐚✨
— Halle (@HalleBailey) September 10, 2022
“I feel like I’m dreaming, and I’m just grateful.” Bailey said in 2019 of landing the role. “And I don’t pay attention to the negativity. I just feel like this role is something bigger than me, and greater, and it’s going to be beautiful. I’m just so excited to be a part of it.”
The Little Mermaid will be directed by Rob Marshall (Mary Poppins Returns), with a script from David Magee and Jane Goldman. The film is expected to feature original songs from the 1989 animated blockbuster, as well as new tracks composed by Alan Menken and Diggs’ Hamilton co-star Lin-Manuel Miranda.
“There are things I’ve learned about how you have to work to integrate songs into story, and how it has to feel earned. It can’t just be sort of put there, placed there, because you feel there should be a song,” Marshall previously told ComicBook.com. “It has to be a song that’s earned, that takes you there. And so as we’re working on, in a way, fleshing out The Little Mermaid — Ariel has one song in the animated film — and so we’re looking for maybe more material.”
“Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda are coming on board to write some lyrics, so that’s exciting, to sort of take what was there, which is so beloved, but also find a way to create a live-action version of it,” Marshall said, adding “the lessons of creating an original musical have been very helpful so far.”