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Tell Me Which Celebrities You Think Would Have Been Better In A Role Than Who Played It

Maybe Lizzo will get her chance to play Ursula when they inevitably do another Little Mermaid remake in 20 years.

There's nothing like a good fancasting — especially when it comes true.

For example, after seeing him in Heroes, a lot of folks really wanted to see Zachary Quinto play Spock. He ultimately donned the pointy ears and bowl cut in three movies, and may appear as the human-Vulcan hybrid in another next year.

zachary quinto as spock in star trek into darkness

Speaking of Star Trek, Patrick Stewart, who's been playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard since the '80s, was a fan favorite to play X-Men leader Professor Charles Xavier — another role he's been playing for decades at this point.

patrick stewart as professor charles xavier in x-men 2

Of course, for every fancast that comes true, there are plenty that die on the vine.

There were people who wanted Miles Teller and Lana Del Rey to star as Elvis and Priscilla Presley in Baz Luhrmann's biopic about the King.

And there was a fair bit of outcry when it was announced that Melissa McCarthy had been cast as Ursula in the upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, despite fans' hope that Lizzo (who'd actively campaigned for the role) would step into the sea witch's tentacles.

Is there a character in a movie or TV show you wish had been played by someone else? If so, let me know in the comments for a chance to be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post.