BTS Fans Think Jimin Would Be the Perfect Eric for the Live Action ‘Little Mermaid’
BTS fans, a.k.a. the ARMY, created a viral campaign to cast member Jimin as Prince Eric in Disney's upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.
Fans argued that Jimin has the perfect jawline and hair to play the role of Prince Eric. ARMYs begged Disney to keep their diverse casting news going with the addition of the "Prince of K-pop."
It was previously announced that Halle Bailey of musical duo Chloe x Halle has been cast in the lead role of Ariel. Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina are currently in talks to play Flounder the fish and Scuttle the seagull, respectively. Melissa McCarthy is reportedly in talks to play Ursula, though Twitter users have also petitioned for pop star Lizzo to play the role of the villain after she dressed up as the sea witch for Halloween.
Fans have also speculated that the role of Prince Eric already went to Nick Jonas after he tweeted, "Yes. Can't wait," to the news that Bailey will be playing Ariel.
There is no official release date set for the film, but it's believed the movie will begin filming in 2020.
Below, see tweets about why Jimin would be perfect for the role of Prince Eric.