Luke Evans says ‘Beauty and the Beast’ prequel ‘is going to happen’

Luke Evans: 'Beauty and the Beast' prequel 'going to happen'

Luke Evans says ‘Beauty and the Beast prequel ‘is going to happen’

Luke Evans assured fans Thursday that the Gaston and LeFou prequel to “Beauty and the Beast” is still happening and that it only has been delayed.

“It’s been put on hold. We just wanna make sure that it is absolutely the best it can be, and if that means we just have to wait a little longer to finesse certain pieces of it, then that is the thing we will do on the grounds that this is a vital heritage,” the “Pinocchio” entertainer told Diversion Week by week.

“We want to honor these characters with the best story we can possibly deliver. It’s just on hold,” Evans, 43, added. “It is gonna happen. We’re very excited about it. At some point in the near future, it will happen.”

The prequel would tell the tale of how LeFou and Gaston became friends.

Both Josh Stray, 41, and Evans will repeat their jobs as LeFou and Gaston — the two entertainers featured in the Emma Watson-drove 2017 surprisingly realistic film.

Luke Evans: 'Beauty and the Beast' prequel 'going to happen'

“To navigate a story of those two people and also new characters, and then bring them right up to the moment where you meet them in the movie has been a thrilling experience,” Evans said.

Stray made sense of that one of the significant purposes behind the consistent deferral was the monetary expense of the show.

Luke Evans: 'Beauty and the Beast' prequel 'going to happen'

“While you’re accomplishing something as large and as aggressive as a ‘Delight and the Monster’ prequel, and you’re getting to play with the royal gems, it’s gonna be an expensive undertaking,” Gad said in an interview with Collider.

“There are ways that we can tell this story and live up to the promise of what it can be, but also do it in a way that won’t break the bank.”

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