It\u2019s no joke that Disney has been making a lot of money with their live-action remakes, and news has it that they\u2019re going to adapt the movie that started the 90s Disney Renaissance\u2014The Little Mermaid. Rumor is going out that they\u2019ve already found someone to star in the film.\r\n\r\nAccording to That Hashtag Show, Spider-Man: Homecoming\u2019s Zendaya has been tapped to play lead character Ariel. This is said to be a move by Disney to try and add more people of color when it comes to their films. Interestingly enough, this will be the second character that Zendaya will play that was pre-dominantly a redhead\u2014the first character being MJ from Spider-Man.\r\n\r\nHere\u2019s what Zendaya could look like as Ariel:\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/Bosslogic\/status\/1032659009025716226\r\n\r\nWith Zendaya in the lead, we should also expect that Disney will cast non-white actors to play characters like King Triton or Ariel\u2019s sisters. Seeing that people of Micronesian background have been getting the spotlight with sea-based films like Aquaman and Moana, I\u2019m half-expecting Temuera Morrison to be cast as the King of Atlantis.\r\n\r\nGoing back to Zendaya, there still hasn\u2019t been confirmation that she got the role either from Disney or Zendaya\u2019s reps. We do know that she has the musical skill though, and she\u2019s popular enough to be a box office draw.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/youtu.be\/SXKlJuO07eM\r\n\r\nNo release date has been set for The Little Mermaid, but I\u2019m guessing the film could be released sometime in 2020.