Last week, it was revealed that Halle Bailey is set to play Ariel in the upcoming live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. The casting has sparked a pretty massive conversation on social media, with quite a lot fans rallying behind Bailey adapting the character for a whole new generation.
“After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance — plus a glorious singing voice — all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role,” the film’s director, Rob Marshall, said in a statement when Bailey’s casting was announced.
In the days since Bailey was officially cast, social media has been flooded with some fan-made renditions of what she could look like in the role. The pieces have covered all sorts of art styles and designs, but have showcased how awesome it will be to see Bailey play Ariel. Here are just a few of our favorites.