Disney Reveals A Beauty And The Beast Prequel/Spin-Off Might Happen
The news might come as a surprise to some considering the excellent performance of the film. Opening with a record-breaking $174.8 million, the movie has already gone on to make $400 million worldwide and is on its way to making its budget back several times over. With this in mind, one would think a sequel would practically be a given, but it appears that the bigwigs at Disney think otherwise.
But, there is good news for fans of the live-action reboot. According to Bailey, the studio is open to “possible spinoff or prequel scenarios” that relate to but do not continue the story of Beauty. Additionally, it is reported that the company is focusing on reviving properties with strong nostalgic value, meaning that viewers can expect live-action versions of their any number of their old animated favorites in the near future.
Per Comingsoon.net, the source of this story:
The studio is wary of rushing out sequels after the dismal failure of last year’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, which also factored into director Jon Favreau’s decision to (at least for now) ditch a Jungle Book sequel in favor of a live-action Lion King.
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