The “Perfect” Flynn Rider to Florence Pugh’s Rapunzel Has Reportedly Been Found

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Although fans have been begging the Walt Disney Company to stop making live-action remakes of everyone’s favorite animated movie, the Mouse seemingly simply won’t quit.

More and more live-action fairy tales have been announced, including a remake of Tangled (2011), a beloved Disney movie from just over ten years ago.

As a result, Disney fans have tasked themselves with something monumental: finding the perfect cast before the Walt Disney Company can.

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Disney Works Hard, But Disney Fans Work Harder

We reported on the fact that Florence Pugh seems to be the number one choice to play a live-action Princess Rapunzel, and we can totally see it.

After all, she definitely looks the part, with her expressive green eyes, round face, and, of course, beautiful blond hair. As an actress, Florence Pugh has a spectacular range, starring in projects as heartwarming as Little Women (2019) and as harrowing as Oppenheimer (2023).

Most importantly, Florence Pugh also has a lovely voice and could easily enchant audiences as Princess Rapunzel.

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Related: Florence Pugh Named a Likely Choice for Rapunzel in the Live-Action ‘Tangled’ Film

A Perfect Prince Is Only As Good As the Perfect Princess

Of course, the perfect prince is as important as the perfect princess, especially after The Little Mermaid (2023) knocked it out of the park by casting Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric and Halle Bailey as Princess Ariel.

Needless to say, there are some big shoes to fill for Flynn Rider, one of the dreamiest princes around.

But one source claims to have found the perfect choice: another Disney prince.

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Related: Disney Fans Want to Cancel Flynn Rider from ‘Tangled’

The Perfect Disney Princes Is…Another Disney Prince?

If you grew up in the 2000s, you’ll remember Disney’s live-action Narnia adaptations, especially Prince Caspian.

Disney's live-action Narnia adaptations

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Nearly fifteen years later, Prince Caspian is just as dreamy as you remember him, but is he dreamy enough to play Flynn Rider? One report says so.

At over six feet tall with brown eyes, dark hair, and handsome stubble, Ben Barnes certainly looks the part. But does he sound the part? We’re not entirely sure!

Ben Barnes’s filmography isn’t exactly made up of musicals, and he isn’t known for singing in the same way Florence Pugh is known for singing. That said, he CAN SING! Check out a video he posted to social media:

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Ben Barnes has a great voice – and could totally be the perfect cast for Flynn Rider.

Who do you think would make a great Flynn Rider in a live-action Rapunzel? Let us know in the comments!

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.

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