Live Poll: Tough Tentacles to Fill

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Disney is planning a live action "The Little Mermaid."  Who would you cast as Ursula?https://www.imdb.com/list/ls041683525/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/91bL6zZbPFo/
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NarniaisAwesome

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Posted 11 months ago

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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NarniaisAwesome

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Thanks!  I guess I'd pick Rebel Wilson, Meryl Streep, or Taraji Henson.
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Breumaster

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Depends on  being a more funny kid-like version or more serious and darker version.

Susan Sarandon
Helena Bonham Carter
Jennifer Connelly
Kathy Bates
Minnie Driver
Melissa McCarthy
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NarniaisAwesome

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I was gonna add Helena but forgot!  Thanks for reminding me!
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Gitte Løyche

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Helena Bonham Carter . by all means!
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Q Leo Rahman

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Either Helena (for her villainous performances) or Katy Perry (for singing). 
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NarniaisAwesome

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Thank you for your votes!
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Thank you for your Cooperation in Voting! RoboEd
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NarniaisAwesome

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Bump!
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NarniaisAwesome

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...and bump again!
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Peter, Champion

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FYC:
Bette Midler
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NarniaisAwesome

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Good one, added!
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NarniaisAwesome

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Thank you!
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Paok-Kilkis

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Meryl Streep of course. This woman can do anything.
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NDbportmanfan 1

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First two that came to mind.

Keala Settle
Olivia Colman

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Why not Kathy Bates?
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NarniaisAwesome

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NDbportmanfan 1 and Rowan,
your suggestions are great and I would add them, but right now this poll has the same amount of choices as my Ariel casting poll - I know it sounds silly but I'd like to keep them "even."  Sorry.  :)  But those choices are great and thank you for them!!!  Again, sorry.
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NarniaisAwesome,

I fully appreciate that you prefer symmetry with your Ariel poll. However, if you decide to break that symmetry, I have an off-the-wall suggestion:

Tyler Perry as his character Madea

The character Madea is manipulative as Ursula albeit campy.

From the Greek Μηδεια (Medeia), possibly meaning either "to ponder" or "cunning". In Greek mythology Medea was a sorceress from Colchis (modern Georgia) who helped Jason gain the Golden Fleece.
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Thanks, but I guess I really like eveness, lol...
But that is awesome!!!  That would work if it was a light-hearted movie; I don't know what Disney is planning.  That's too funny!  Great idea!
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NarniaisAwesome

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Rowan, 
saw Cathy Bates on The Office... she does look like Ursula, lol!  :D
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I wouldn't use any of the wonderful stars listed. Maybe Bette Midler with prosthetics. These actresses aren't right for the role. Rebel Wilson is too young and not feisty and aggressive enough to be Ursula. Go with Harvey Fierstein the broadway star. Ursula was based on Divine who was a drag queen. Harvey Fierstein has the comedy and the grit. The gravelly voice and would be perfect casting as a drag queen version of Ursula the sea witch. 

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Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play Ursula... guess Breumaster was right!  I suppose they're going for a more kiddish version; I still say Streep or Benatar would be a great Sea Witch!
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From what I've read, Melissa McCarthy is already confirmed
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Thanks, joe.  :)
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joe siegel

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However in this list there are very good options, Cate Blanchett for example
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Melissa McCarthy will do right! The first time I saw her, I knew she will have a big career. She has guts, so she is good for Ursula.
The nower Disneys are ok, but the last ones are weak, I think. Alladin has no real Jafar. Even the trailer reveals the lack. I guess 'The Lion King' is too far from original, we  will watch it later on stream. But the Mulan trailer seems ok for us. Maybe we'll take this one at cinema.