crocodile talk

Shawn Mendes goes full-on reptile for a steamy bathtub scene and Gay Twitter™ is feeling conflicted

Photo Credits: (left) Getty Images, (right) Sony Pictures Entertainment

Okay, don’t freak out but, in the trailer for his new movie, hunky pop star Shawn Mendes’ character gets completely naked for a steamy bathtub scene—be still our beating hearts!

Oh, wait, did we not mention he’s playing a CGI crocodile? Oops!

Screenshot: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sorry, folks! Mendes is nowhere to be seen in this first look at Sony Pictures Entertainment’s adaptation of the kid-lit classic, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile. But! He is heard.

The heartthrob lends his unmistakable vibrato to the voice of the eponymous animal, a crooning croc who just wants to hang out with the neighborhood kids and *checks notes* wear a scarf? We guess?

Like Clifford The Big Red Dog, it’s the kind of thing that makes sense in a children’s book, but then is pretty baffling—and terrifying—when the character is brought to life through photorealistic animation and plopped down in the middle of a Manhattan brownstone.

Related: Shawn Mendes posts super cryptic letter about struggle to live as his “true self”

On top of that, you’ve got Hustlers‘ Constance Wu as the harried mother who’s just worried about her child’s (Winslow Fegley) safety in the presence of a carnivore, which is very understandable! But are we just imagining things, or does she have some chemistry with the crocodile?

Funnyman Brett Gelman also stars as a nosy neighbor, Mr. Grumps (sounds like a pleasant guy!), and we have to mention Javier Bardem, who dons some quirky Greatest Showman drag to play Lyle’s eccentric owner, Mr. Valenti. This will be, without a doubt, Bardem’s best hair performance since No Country For Old Men.

It’s a lot to process and, frankly, we don’t know what to say! Luckily, Gay Twitter™ was at the ready with hot takes and a whole range of reactions when the movie’s trailer dropped this morning.

Take a look below at some of Twitter’s best responses to our first look at Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile:

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile will sing its way into theaters on October 7.