Get a First Look at ‘The Little Mermaid’ Poster Featuring Halle Bailey as Ariel

Disney made a big splash this year when it released a trailer for the live-action version of The Little Mermaid. It was a historic occasion; singer and actor Halle Bailey was revealed to be taking on the role of the first Black Ariel, and little girls are so happy about it. Now, they’ve got a new reason to be excited all over again. Bailey just revealed the first official poster for the film.

The poster shows Bailey (as Ariel) looking longingly toward the surface of the water, which essentially sets the whole story in motion. Her red hair flows as her shimmering iridescent tail is draped over rocks and onto the ocean floor. All at once, the image captures the beauty and magic of the story by recalling the 1989 animated film while whetting our appetite for what’s to come.

In addition to sharing the film poster, Bailey also revealed the date of its premiere. “Words can’t describe how immensely honored I feel to play the mermaid of my dreams, Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” she tweeted. “Come under the sea with me, in theaters May 26, 2023.”

Disney has a film poster for the live-action The Little Mermaid to accompany the teaser trailer it released earlier this year:

h/t: [People]

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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