In addition to some of their more obvious, major franchises like the Marvel and Star Wars films, one of Disney's biggest focuses over the past few years has been bringing some of their most classic animated films to the big screen again as new, live-action reimaginings. With films like Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and Pete's Dragon too, the studio has been able to recreate some of their fairytale magic again to varying degrees of success. Meanwhile, plans for future live-action adaptations only continue to grow with each passing year, with a live-action Cruella de Vil film and live-action Lion King film amongst some of the notable projects currently in development at the studio right now.
However, none of the films both released or in development have quite the same hype or attention surrounding them that Beauty and the Beast does. Adapted from the studio's Academy Award-nominated 1991 film of the same name, and featuring one of the best ensembles of the year, the film's trailers alone were welcomed with some staggering record-breaking numbers.
With just a few weeks to go until the film hits theaters, Disney has been keeping a steady stream of new promotional materials for the film going as of late, including small clips from the film's musical numbers and a whole lot of new images and posters. Today, Yahoo! Movies revealed a new gorgeous triptych poster for the film online today as well, which you can check out for yourself below:
While some might consider it a spoiler, it's not necessarily surprising that Disney has been so open to releasing images of the castle objects living with the Beast in their human form either. With so many high-profile movie stars and A-list actors playing some of those roles, though, it's not difficult to see why the studio has been so quick to reveal both versions of the characters. The overcrowded nature of some of these posters and images only goes to show just how stellar of a cast that the studio has assembled for the new Beauty and the Beast.
As for the triptych itself, the poster's centerpiece is the iconic dance pose between Belle (Emma Watson) and The Beast (Dan Stevens) that has been released countless times already, while the rest of the mural includes new images and artwork featuring the rest of the film's major characters. This includes a shot of Belle wandering through the snow on the left surrounded by Gaston (Luke Evans), Le Fou (Josh Gad), and her father, Maurice (Kevin Kline), and a dance sequence on the right that seems to put Ewan McGregor's Lumiere and Gugu Mbatha-Raw's Plumette front and center. Diehard fans of the original film will likely notice too, that the artwork surrounding Lumiere and Plumette looks like it was pulled straight from the animated film, in what will likely be just a few of the many expected homages to the film's animated predecessor.
Source: Yahoo! Movies
- Beauty and the Beast (2017) release date: Mar 17, 2017