Disney has always found a creative way to make oodles of money at the box office. And aside from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars franchises, the House of Mouse has begun constantly producing live-action adaptations of classic animated Disney features. Starting with the Angelina Jolie's Maleficent, Disney has produced other blockbuster darlings like Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and most recently Beauty and the Beast. The latest Disney film has made an insane amount of money at the box office, leading to fan campaigns for a possible Beauty and the Beast sequel. But what does Emma Watson think?
It turns out she's down to clown. Access Hollywood recently caught up with Emma Watson at the Tribeca Film Festival. While discussing the massive success of Beauty and the Beast, Emma Watson revealed how she feels about doing a sequel, and what it could possibly be about. She said,
It looks like Disney has a new potential writer on their hands, because Emma Watson has got some ideas for Belle's future after the events of Beauty and the Beast. And they're actually pretty great.
Disney movies typically end with the stereotypical fairy tale ending "and they all lived happily ever after", but Emma Watson has a more practical ending for her iconic Disney princess. With her boo now fur-free and a giant castle and library at her disposal, it turns out that Belle is ready to help make that small provincial town more educated. Hopefully access to the Beast's impressive library will help them stop being so damn judgmental, and singing about Belle every time she walks through town.
Of course, Emma Watson's suggestion for Beauty and the Beast 2 is noticeably lacking in conflict. It just sounds like we'd get an update on how awesome life is now that the staff are master are finally human, and Gaston has bitten the dust (sorry Le Fou). So while she may have come up with a fantastic new backstory for the character, watching her hand out books to the peasants isn't really a reason to sit in the theater and shell out my cash for a ticket.
And although Beauty and the Beast sequel rumors are rather popular, it seems like the movie can't exist without the titular Beast. We all know that Belle's kiss transforms him back/somehow saves his life, but Beauty and the Reformed Artist Formally Known As The Beast doesn't really have the best ring to it.
We'll just have to wait and see if Disney ends up producing a sequel. If it does get greenlit, we'll probably have to wait a while though. Because Disney has a ton of live-action films already in the works, like Cruella de Vill, Mulan, and The Lion King.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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