EW Releases Exclusive Disney Beauty & the Beast Photos

Credit: Disney

Credit: Disney

We finally have a first official look at what Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast will look like. In an exclusive by Entertainment Weekly,  we get to see the cover of the magazine proudly featuring a live version of what is the infamous ballroom scene from the original animated film. We also get to see several stills, which you can see throughout this article, that provide us with a better understanding of the visual that we’ll be getting with this new live-action version.

Beauty and the Beast (2017) Emma Watson as Belle

Beauty and the Beast (2017)/Disney
Emma Watson as Belle

The cover image they chose is stiff and both actors look rather uncomfortable together. The Beast does not look that good, to be honest, and I know the Beast can look better based off of one of the stills that was released where Beast is interacting with Belle in his library. If this image is meant to sell us on the inevitable romance between Belle and the Beast, it tells us that the romance is doomed for failure.

Beauty and the Beast (2017)/Disney Gaston (Luke Evans) a handsome but arrogant brute, holds court in the village tavern.

Beauty and the Beast (2017)/Disney
Gaston (Luke Evans) a handsome but arrogant brute, holds court in the village tavern.

The stills that EW released to accompany the cover look a lot more promising. I am not a fan of the yellow dress that they made for the live-action version, but my expectations were set rather low for that dress. However, I am loving how on point Gaston looks in the stills. Luke Evans as Gaston, visually, is eerily accurate. The new details on Belle’s infamous blue dress are also pretty nice. You can check out the rest of the stills here at EW.

Beauty and the Beast (2017)/Disney Belle (Emma Watson) in the Ballroom of the Beast's castle.

Beauty and the Beast (2017)/Disney
Belle (Emma Watson) in the Ballroom of the Beast’s castle.

The live-action remake of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will be released in theaters next year on March 17. What do you think of this cover? What about the stills? Are you excited or underwhelmed? Please let us know.

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