During an interview with Access Hollywood at the premiere for her new film, actress Emma Watson has revealed that she “would love to do a sequel” to this year’s smash hit live-action Beauty and the Beast movie.
“I would love to do a sequel,” said Watson. “I always thought that Belle would 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.”
Considering Beauty and the Beast has grossed $1.1 billion at the box office, it would seem pretty safe to assume that Disney would also be very keen for a sequel. Nevertheless, the studio seemingly ruled out the possibility last month, although executive Sean Bailey did say they are open to exploring “possible spinoff and prequel scenarios”.
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Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling 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.
Beauty and the Beast is directed by Bill Condon and sees Emma Watson as Belle alongside Dan Stevens as Beast, while the cast also includes Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Luke Evans as Gaston, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Josh Gad as Le Fou and Audra McDonald as Garderobe.