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Melissa McCarthy unveiled as Ursula in new clip for The Little Mermaid live action film

Rachel Lang

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Melissa McCarthy unveiled as Ursula in new clip for The Little Mermaid live action film

Featured Image Credit: WENN Rights Ltd / Alamy. Disney.

Disney has finally unveiled Melissa McCarthy as the new-look Ursula for the upcoming live action remake of The Little Mermaid.

Not much has been seen from the upcoming blockbuster remake, with the exception of a short teaser clip released during Disney's D23 2022 fan conference.

But set your peepers onto this, you bunch poor unfortunate souls.


We present to you the latest sneak peek at The Little Mermaid live-action remake with a glance at Melissa McCarthy's take on Ursula. Check it out below:


Disney's big reveal has fans all in a tizzy.

One fan on Twitter said: "Melissa McCarthy just sold me on her playing Ursula. The laugh is it."


A second echoed: "Melissa McCarthy is gonna eat Ursula UP."

A third commented: "Slayyyyy."

Others lashed out at the hard-to-see clip, with the trailer launching what felt like one thousand memes.

One user said: "Please turn the brightness down, I can almost see."


A second tweeted: "Bring back lighting. Day for night. Something. Anything."

While a third shared this iconic GIF with the comment: "Are you sure?"



Although Disney's reimagining of the 1989 animated classic is still a few months away, here's what we know so far.

It was revealed more than three years ago that Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy would take on the role of the iconic Disney sea witch.


Oh, and Halle Bailey would take on the leading role as Ariel.

When the trailer for the highly-anticipated remake of the 1989 classic was first released, the reaction to Halle Bailey's casting as Ariel was intense.

It wasn't long before social media was flooded with devastatingly cute videos of little girls around the world squealing and jumping for joy after recognising a Disney princess who looked like them.

But amid the excitement was an exhausting wave of racist backlash, calling for boycotts and re-castings.

On the heart-melting response that children had to the film, Marshall admitted he 'wasn't anticipating' it.

He told EW: "In a way, I felt like we've moved so far past that kind of thing, but then you realise, in a way we haven't.

"It was very moving to me to see how important this kind of casting is for the world."

And on the other side of the stick, the director made it clear to all of the skeptics that there was absolutely 'no agenda' when it came to casting Ariel.

"We just were looking for the best actor for the role, period. The end," he asserted. "We saw everybody and every ethnicity."

Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Celebrity, Entertainment, Disney

Rachel Lang
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