Emma Watson has revealed her idea for a sequel to Disney’s live-action adaptation of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast.
While the studio is currently open to prequels or spin-offs and not so much a sequel, the stars of the film are certainly interested in reprising their roles as the iconic characters as Dan Stevens has already said he would open to an offer and now Watson has thrown an idea into the mix.
At the New York red-carpet premiere for her new film The Circle, Watson was asked by Access Hollywood about her thoughts on a potential sequel when she opened up about the direction she would like to see the character take:
“I always thought that Belle had become a teacher and she would run the library in the castle and open it up to the village. This was where I was going.”
Given the success of the film which managed to take $174.8 million in its opening weekend at the domestic box office becoming the highest March opening of all time and surpassed the $1 billion mark worldwide in less than a month of its release, a sequel would come as no great surprise.
Watson herself also played a key role in the development of Belle in the live-action Beauty and the Beast as she helped to reimagine the backstory of the character which saw her take the character attribute of being an inventor that had originally belonged to her father Maurice (Kevin Kline) in the 1991 academy-award winning picture but what do you think? Is this a direction you would like the see Disney take if they were to produce a sequel? Let us know in the comments below.
The film stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Sir Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Kevin Kline as Belle’s father Maurice, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette. Here’s the official synopsis:
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
Source: Access Hollywood
The Walt Disney Animation Library, Ranked From Worst To Best
Disney had made an unconventional “franchise” out of remaking its animated classics as live-action blockbusters. Combined with their Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars stables, it has ensured the company’s continued domination in the film sphere. Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book were at the forefront of that charge the last few years. Now, with Beauty and the Beast hitting theaters (our review here), now is a great time to look back at Disney’s amazing animated catalog and how they stack up against each other.
Disney has had a lot of animated films released theatrically or direct-to-video, sometimes in collaboration with other studios. This list specifically focuses on those from the Walt Disney Animation department, so sorry Brave Little Toaster fans, of which I’m one. No Pixar flicks either, but fans of that studio are in luck, as we ranked their films last summer. You can check that list out below.
I haven’t seen Saludos Amigos, Make Music Mine, Song of the South, Melody Time, Fun and Fancy Free, & The Three Caballeros, hence their exclusion. Naturally, we’ll most likely disagree about the specific ordering. Let’s think of it as a conversation starter. I’d love to hear what you guys think in the comments!
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