As you very well may have heard by now, Disney is producing another live-action/CGI animated remake. This time it's redoing the 1989 classic The Little Mermaid, and a cast is already underway. 

Melissa McCarthy is the unconfirmed Ursula, and people aren't convinced she's the right person to play the iconic villain. But the two newest actors who have signed on to the project feel just right for the job. Variety reported that Jacob Tremblay will play Ariel's best friend Flounder, and Awkwafina will play the loudmouth seagull Scuttle. 

Original songs from the animated version will appear in the update plus a few new numbers created by the film's producer and Moana composer Lin Manuel Miranda. 

Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina are the first two confirmed stars in the upcoming remake of The Little Mermaid. 

While fans are still dreaming up the perfect Ariel and Prince Eric and hoping that Melissa McCarthy gets replaced, the first two stars of the movie have been discovered. Awkwafina, who most will remember from Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean's 8, will play the know-it-all seagull Scuttle who gets Ariel into trouble but means well. And Jacob Tremblay, who got his start starring alongside Brie Larson in the Oscar-winning film Room, will play Ariel's timid and sweet best friend Flounder. 

Initial reactions show that people want to stick as closely as possible to the original. 

Upon hearing the news of a gender-flipped Scuttle, one fan was unsure and tweeted, "But scuttle is a boy." He's also a talking seagull, so weirder things have happened. Disney remakes always come with backlash, mostly because fans have a deep, nostalgic attachment to the originals. Awkwafina's hoarse tone and witty comedic timing will make for a hilarious Scuttle reenactment. 

One person clapped back at those who didn't want Scuttle to be voiced by someone of a different gender.

One user wrote in a tweet, "Additional: if you're tearing your hair out over the gender flipping of a cartoon seagull from a 30-year-old film ... well, you can't be reasoned with so I'll just see myself out. Good day!" 

The comment shut down those that thought Scuttle couldn't be played by a woman because of the casting in the 1989 original. Personally, the movie needs more women's representation, so it's a great improvement to add in another woman's perspective. Even if that "woman" is just a seagull.

While Awkwafina is known for her comedic skills and hilarious roles, she most recently opted for something more serious. 

The actor and comedian played a role that hit close to home. In the movie The Farewell, Awkwafina, whose real name is Nora Lum, depicts the Asian-American experience and its strong familial bonds. The indie film, which hits theaters on July 12, is in stark contrast to her typically humorous roles, but shows off her varied talents. 

Fans are here for Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, the timid and sweet sidekick. 

"Totally here for the idea of jacob playing flounder," one fan wrote on Twitter upon hearing the news. Tremblay has played mostly super-sweet, young, boyish roles that fit his look and voice. The relationship between the young actor and his Room costar Brie Larson is also super sweet, as he has supported her through her Marvel journey. He has also been in a number of other films and shows like Wonder and CBS' new The Twilight Zone series. 

Just listen to Tremblay talking about kindness on his first day of school and imagine him in the role of the young fish. 

The 12-year-old promotes kindness and fights against bullying on his social media platforms. I can almost hear Tremblay's voice cry out Ariel's name during the shark chase scene that occurs early on in the film. While it's unclear exactly how Disney will produce the live-action Little Mermaid remake, it's safe to assume the animal roles will appear in the same vein as The Lion King and The Jungle Book with realistic CGI animations. 

Tremblay shows he's not as sweet as he appears in an R-rated buddy comedy with two other preteens. 

Seth Rogan's Good Boys is like Superbad for middle-schoolers. The movie will be released August 16, and marks a transition into more mature roles for Tremblay. It will make for a hilarious contrast when he takes on the role of a talking Disney animal that's afraid of sharks.