Blink and you’d have missed the ‘Beauty of the Beast’ Chip character cups, not to mention the Chip purses on sale in Primark. “Our Chip Mug has been super popular and is now sold out with the exception of Kingston, Gateshead, Edinburgh, Leeds and Derby who have had a delay on their deliveries,” read a message from the retailer. The popularity of the Disney live-action remake, starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, meanwhile, continues apace.
Graphic designer and poster artist Matt Ferguson has built a reputation of creating stunning alternative movie posters over the last few years so we’re delighted to be able two share two of his latest creations for Disney’s live action ‘Beauty and the Beast’, and they’re absolutely beautiful.
‘Beauty and the Beast’ actor Ewan McGregor has addressed the so-called controversy concerning a “gay moment” in the upcoming Disney film involving Josh Gad’s character Le Fou. The Scotsman addressed the furore in as plain a way as possible, telling US talk-show host Stephen Colbert: “It’s 2017, for f*** sake.” Quite.
…and join us while we watch the brief first teaser for Disney’s live action adaptation of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ above. Starring Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as “la Bête”, and Luke Evans as Gaston, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is directed by Oscar-winner Paul Condon who wrote and directed ‘Gods and Monsters’, and also directed the final two-part ‘Twilight’ film ‘Breaking Dawn’. Although light on actual content and only the tiniest glimpse of ‘Harry Potter’ star Emma Watson as Belle, the teaser gives us a good look at the film’s sumptuous design including a snowy themed Disney ident right at the start.
Only Star Wars could trump Star Wars. On a day when Disney showcased a lineup of would-be blockbusters — from Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie teasing Captain America: Civil War to a stumbly Johnny Depp in full Captain Jack mode out to hype Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales — to salivating fans gathered at the biennial D23 exposition across the street from Disneyland, the best was saved for last.