Here Are The Trailers For Disney’s Live-Action “The Little Mermaid,” “Hocus Pocus 2,” And “Disenchanted”
Mickey Mouse probably lived it up last night by popping bottles and making it rain Disney dollars on twerking mice at Disneyland’s Club 33. Because the trailers for several movies that are going to make his greedy ass even richer were released. D23 Expo, the event where Disney drops trailers and info for their upcoming projects, is happening this weekend in Anaheim, CA. And yesterday, Disney released the teaser trailer for its live-action The Little Mermaid, and full trailers for Hocus Pocus 2 and the Enchanted sequel called Disenchanted. There was also an appearance by one of Disenchanted‘s stars, Patrick Dempsey, who served snow daddy realness.
Disney’s latest live-action version of one of its animated movies, The Little Mermaid, isn’t coming out in theaters until May 2023, but it’s never too early for promo. It will star Halle Bailey as Princess Ariel, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Javier Bardem as Ariel’s dad King Triton, Noma Dumezweni as Ariel’s mom Queen Selina, and Jonah Hauer-King as Eric. Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, and Jacob Tremblay are doing the voices of Sebastian, Scuttle, and Founder.
The Little Mermaid teaser trailer features the first look at Halle Bailey as Ariel (and a peek at a “hyper-realistic-looking” Flounder). It finishes with Halle singing the end of Part Of Your World, and her beautiful nightingale voice drowns out the sounds of the trolls who are still pissing shit over a Black woman playing the role of a fish girl who was played in the original by a cartoon.
Somebody tell Mickey to stop making it rain Disney dollars on twerking mice and put more money into The Little Mermaid’s post-production so they can brighten up that muted underwater world. Even the coral looks bland! But maybe that’s just a Disney thing, or maybe it’s my ole’ busted eyes and computer screen (probably that one). Because while watching the beginning of the Hocus Pocus 2 trailer, I found myself screaming at the screen what my mom says to me when she sees what I’m wearing: You look so drab!
The sequel to 1993’s Hocus Pocus comes out on Disney+ on September 30, and it brings back Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker as The Sanderson Sisters and Doug Jones as Billy Butcherson. Joining them are Hannah Waddingham, Sam Richardson, and Ginger Minj.
I haven’t seen 2007’s Enchanted, but I will see its sequel Disenchanted since Maya Rudolph is in it and missing out on anything starring Maya Rudolph is against my religion (although, my devotion isn’t that strong since I refuse to sit through Grown Ups 2). In Disenchanted, out on Disney+ in November, Princess Giselle (played by Amy Adams) and her man (played by Patrick Dempsey) move their family to the suburbs where they meet a villainous real estate agent (played by Maya). When Giselle wishes that their suburban life would transform into a perfect fairytale, the spell backfires and it turns her into an evil stepmother. Amy Adams playing good AND bad? The Oscar is finally hers!
Patrick Dempsey wasn’t only at D23 for Disenchanted, he was also honored as a Disney Legend. And McDiva showed up looking like an alumnus of The House of Slytherin’s frat chapter. While talking to Variety, Patrick said that his “gay crisis bleach job” is for a role. He’s playing Italian race car driver Piero Taruffi in Michael Mann’s Ferrari movie.
And finally, today at D23, the trailer for Indiana Jones 5 was shown but it isn’t online yet. via IGN:
Revealed behind closed doors at the Marvel, Star Wars, and 20th Century Studio panel at D23 2022, the trailer showed Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones walking down the streets of a desert city reflecting on his xtpast. Indy is teaching classes while scenes of past movies show. The trailer also showed Mads Mikkelsen in a Nazi outfit and Harrison Ford on a horse riding through New York.
Harrison Ford was there today and confirmed that Indy 5 is the last time he’ll play Indiana Jones and he’s hung up his whip and fedora for good. He brought the raw emotions while talking about the movie next to his co-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge:
— IGN (@IGN) September 10, 2022
Harrison getting teary makes me think that they’re going to kill off Indiana Jones…. only to reboot the franchise in two years with Chris Pratt as Indy. And now I’m crying. Crying tears of pain.