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Melissa McCarthy will play Ursula in Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid

June 30th, 2019 by Marc Comments

In another stellar bit of obvious casting for a movie no-one wants, Disney have signed on Melissa McCarthy for the main villain role in the upcoming The Little Mermain live-action remake.

Yes, McCarthy will be playing the evil sea witch Ursula in the movie which is to be directed by Mary Poppins Returns’ Rob Marshall which will see the original songs from the animated movie being recycled for a soul-less remake to join Dumbo, Lion King, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty and all the others.

But hey, Disney owns everything, so… who are we to question it.

That’s all I got.

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….