Disney has been on quite a roll lately when it comes to their live-action adaptations, with Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and Pete’s Dragon have all been exciting and unique compared to their animated versions. But their toughest test comes next year, when the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast hits theaters. Other than the teaser trailer from a few months ago, we’ve heard and seen close to nothing on the project, until now. Possibly a taste for a full length trailer some time soon, we now have our first look at Lumiere and Cogsworth in the film.
Ewan McGregor voices the candelabra Lumiere, with Sir Ian McKellen taking the role of the clock Cogsworth. Just as myself, I know many fans have been curious to see how these animated characters would come to life, and this image confirms that these characters will be visually striking on screen. What’s even more curious is seeing them in action, as the still doesn’t offer us looks at their movements or how they’ll communicate will one another. After Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book earlier this year, I absolutely have no worries about Dinsey’s ability to bring their animated characters to life.
Thanks to the handle “mac” on Twitter, the first image of the characters surfaced online earlier this morning. Alongside the first look at Lumiere and Cogsworth, two more images were attached, the first revealing Luke Evans’ Gaston and Josh God’s Le Fou, and the second picturing Dan Stevens in his role before his beast-like transformation. Will the Holiday season just around the corner, it would make sense for Disney to start revealing more of this film, possibly even a first full trailer. Hopefully we get some more footage soon because this project as a whole is incredibly promising, from the story to the cast to the director. On paper, Beauty and the Beast has everything going for it and I couldn’t be more excited to see it all play out on screen.
Check out the new images below, and let us know your thoughts on their looks in the comments. Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast opens in theaters March 17th, 2017 and stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stanley Tucci, and Kevin Kline.