There’s absolutely nothing gloomy about this start to the week, because Disney has graced us with our first ever legit trailer for the live action ‘Beauty and the Beast‘ remake. Honestly, we wish we were joking when we say that there were actual tears in our eyes. We also may or may not have gasped so hard that the people around us thought we were having a stroke.
We are an actual mess at this point. We kind of can’t believe what we just saw. It’s real, it’s happening and we are so freakin’ excited.
THE ICONIC DISNEY LOGO IS SO PRETTY
OK, so it’s practically ancient Disney proverb that the opening of any Disney film is wonderful. But we are particularly digging the way Disney are now incorporating the shooting star flying over the castle into the film’s setting. They did it in ‘The Jungle Book‘ and now they’ve done it to the Beast’s not too shabby abode.
THE BALLROOM IS SO ON POINT TO THE ORIGINAL ANIMATION
Real talk, when that familiar tinker of piano keys set in and the ballroom transitioned from its lively golden hues to the more desolate greys, we actually started welling up. They have got the scenery so so right — we could start crying all over again, tbh.
‘ELLO MR BEAST, IS THAT YOU?
The Beast before he was quite so, uh, hairy?
“LOOK, A GIRL.” “YES, I CAN SEE IT’S A GIRL, YOU FOOL.”
Belle opens the door to the castle and we get our first pieces of dialogue from Ian McKellen and Ewan McGregor as Cogsworth and Lumiere. And then, of course, Emma Watson’s uncertain, “Hello?”
Oh gosh, it’s all just so much more perfect than we could have ever envisioned.
EEEEEEK! THE ROSE THE ROSE THE ROSE
The enchanted rose, which marks the time the Beast has left to find true love’s kiss and break the curse — obvs. That’s just how fairytales work, duh. So romantic, right? And, we must say, this rose looks very full.
EMMA! WAIT, WE MEAN BELLE!
So, alright, we only actually see, like, a minuscule fraction of her face. But it’s Belle portrayed as Emma Watson. We’ll say it again and again, but isn’t that just seriously A+ casting? The answer is yes!
We’ve replayed the trailer at least half a dozen times now and it’s still yet to sink in that we have finally seen a snippet from the film, which is set to be released on 17th March 2017. As Hilary Duff put it in the Lizzie McGuire movie, this is for real What Dreams Are Made Of.
On a scale of 1-10, how blessed does your Monday feel, rn? Tweet us @maximumpop! We reckon we’re pretty much in a constant state of 1000% blessed, if that’s possible.