Director Rob Marshall has revealed that he doesn’t rule out the production of a potential sequel if The Little Mermaid is successful at the box office.
The little Mermaidaccording to director Rob Marshall, may in the future have a sequel.
The filmmaker, interviewed by Total Filmhas not in fact ruled out the possibility of a return to the world of Ariel and the other characters who are about to arrive on the big screen in a live-action version.
The possibility of a sequel
Rob Marshall spoke about the possibility that, as happened in the past in that case for the home video market, The Little Mermaid could have a continuation. The director stated: “I know there have been prequels and sequels to the film… Those projects aimed directly at the home video market. It is a classic story that has many characters and many interesting stories. I think it’s right for certain things“.
Marshall added: “But we have to see what results the film will have… I think there is always the opportunity to find potential stories within other stories. That’s always a wonderful thing“.
The animated film, in 2000, had a sequel entitled The Little Mermaid 2 – Return to the sea, in which the stories of Ariel and Eric were told 12 years after the events shown in the first chapter of the story.
In 2008 the prequel project The Little Mermaid – When it all began was produced, in which the young princess went against a new law created by her father King Triton which had banned music in the kingdom after the death of his wife.
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The film stars singer and actress Halle Bailey as Ariel; Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric; Noma Dumezweni as Queen Selina; Art Malik as Sir Grimsby; with Academy Award winner Javier Bardem as King Triton; and with two-time Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy as Ursula.
The Little Mermaid is directed by Academy Award nominee Rob Marshall, with a screenplay by two-time Academy Award nominee David Magee. The songs are scored by multiple Academy Award winner Alan Menken, with lyrics by Howard Ashman and new lyrics by three-time Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film is produced by Marc Platt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John DeLuca and Rob Marshall, with Jeffrey Silver serving as executive producer.