Javier Bardem could be the next King of the Sea!

Multiple outlets report that the Spanish actor is in talks to star as King Triton in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney's The Little Mermaid. The studio has yet to comment on the current discussions, but fans are already buzzing about the potential casting decision.

If he does become Ariel's dad, he will have to don the iconic white beard and wield the all-powerful trident. Plus, he will star as R&B singer, Halle Bailey's, dad!

So far, the performer is the only actor that Disney has officially named. However, there is plenty of speculation surrounding the roles of Prince Eric, Scuttle, Ursula and Flounder, with names like Harry Styles swirling around.

One beloved character that has yet to be the subject of chatter is Sebastian, but there is high hopes for the ensemble cast considering there are some big names being thrown around.

Check out the gallery below to see who else is being considered for the highly-anticipated film!

Halle Bailey, Ariel, The Little Mermaid Cast

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Jonah Hauer-King, Prince Eric, The Little Mermaid

Rich Polk/Getty Images; Disney

Javier Bardem, King Triton, The Little Mermaid Cast

Matt Baron/Shutterstock/Walt Disney

Jacob Tremblay, Flounder, The Little Mermaid Cast

Michael Hurcomb/Shutterstock/Walt Disney

Awkwafina, Scuttle, The Little Mermaid Cast

Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix/Shutterstock/Walt Disney

Melissa McCarthy, Ursula, The Little Mermaid Cast

Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP/Shutterstock/Walt Disney

Harry Styles, Prince Eric, The Little Mermaid Cast

Anthony Harvey/Shutterstock/Walt Disney

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