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The new, live action Beauty and the Beast doesn’t come out until March 2017, and the only teaser trailer that has been released so far is more to set the tone of the movie. We’re now getting our first official look, so unleash your inner Disney freak. If you’re like me then you have an outer Disney freak to match, so unleash that too.
This is just concept art, so the Lumiere and Cogsworth that end up in the actual movie may look a bit different than this, but this gives us a pretty good idea. I have looked at this dozens of times, zoomed in and squinted, and I cannot figure out for the life of me where Lumiere’s face is supposed to be. Does anybody see it? I can see what they’re going for with Cogsworth’s features, but that damn candlestick just looks like any old candlestick no matter how hard I look at it. I even compared it to a picture of the animated version and I still couldn’t figure it out.
Please help me. It’s driving me nuts. Maybe this concept art is from very early on in the process and they hadn’t even gotten to the face yet.
I thought Josh Gad and Luke Evans were perfect from the moment they were announced, and even though they’re both really small here and we can only see Luke Evans from the back I’m standing by that sentiment. This looks amazing, and I’m convinced that other than Be Our Guest, the tavern scene is going to be the most entertaining in the movie. Not necessarily the best or the one that will be your favorite, but the one that will put a smile on your face the entire time you’re watching it.
The 25th anniversary edition of the animated Beauty and the Beast will include a featurette that has footage of a cast table read.
(Hey there Bill Condon! Everything goes back to Twilight. It’s like that Kevin Bacon game.)
In that featurette there’s a quick glimpse at the concept art for Mrs. Potts and Chip, and as far as I can tell the reaction to this has been less than stellar. Mostly because it’s kind of icky looking.
I get that this version wants to differentiate itself from the classic and that it would have been unrealistic and even boring to have an updated CGI version of the 90s version. But this looks unsettlingly android-y to me. Much like Lumiere’s facelessness however, I’m sure this isn’t the exact version that’s going to end up in the movie.
This photo was actually released on Twitter and Dan Stevens looks pretty damn perfect as the end-of-the-movie, human version of Beast. Disney fans everywhere are being driven slowly mad at the fact that we still have absolutely no idea what he’s going to look like as the Beast. We’ll have to take what we can get for now.