Actor guarantees that the spin-off series of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was NOT canceled: “It’s on pause”
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor Luke Evanswho played Gaston in the live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast‘ revealed that the spinoff series based on the recent adaptation was not cancelled, but rather put on pause.
“The development of the series is on hold. We want the project to be the best version of it, and that means having to wait a little longer to get things right. That’s what we’re going to do, because that’s a very important legacy. We want to honor these characters with the best story possible. So the project is paused. It will still happen. We are very excited about it. In the near future, it will happen.”
He adds, “The story will delve into Gaston and LeFou’s step, showing how they met and how they became the people we know in the film. Telling the story of these two characters and introducing new ones in that same universe is a very interesting opportunity. There are many directions we can go.”
Previously, Josh Gadwho plays LeFou, had commented on the project’s halt:
“Unfortunately, this is true. We tried to make it work, but under a lot of pressure it wasn’t meant to be…for now. These characters and this story will live on, but sometimes the best intentions and reality collide and there is nothing that can be done.”
Sadly, ‘Tis true. We tried to make it all work but under the gun it wasn’t meant to be… for now. These characters and this story will live on, but sometimes the best intentions & reality collide & nothing can be done.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 10, 2022
Rumors indicate that among the various behind-the-scenes issues were the script, which did not go in a direction that execs liked, as well as a delay in the original soundtrack.
Luke Evans and Josh Gad were tied to the project and would reprise their roles as Gaston and LeFou, respectively. Rita Ora, Briana Middleton, Fra Fee and Jelani Aladdin would also be part of the cast.
Alan Menken would take care of the soundtrack, while Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitzdouble behind ‘Era uma vez’were behind the creation.
The narrative would focus on the events before the original feature film and would expand on the mythology of the universe in question.
Remembering that the remake was released in 2017 and became a big hit with the audience, raising US$ 1.264 billion around the world.
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