Dan Stevens Is Open to Another 'Beauty and the Beast' Film

Stevens said that he would be 'open to offers' should 'Beauty and the Beast' sequel happen and that he would 'kind of like to bring the Beast back.'

AceShowbiz - Beast depicter %cDan Stevens% may return for another possible "Beauty and the Beast (2017)" film. During Tribecca Film Festival, where Stevens debuted his new movie "Permission", the actor opened up to Variety about his interest in reprising his role as Beast.

When asked about whether there could be a sequel for "Beauty and the Beast", Stevens said, "That's not a question for me. I'm not sure what turn that would take." The actor, though, suggested that he wouldn't mind returning. "I'm open to offers. It would seem odd for me to hear about it, but never say never," said Stevens. The actor added that he would "kind of like to bring the Beast back."

Regarding the possibility of the sequel, Walt Disney Head of Production Sean Bailey revealed last month that "Beauty and the Beast" might consider a prequel or spin-off instead of sequel. "There are currently no plans for a sequel and the studio-perhaps with 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' as a reminder-won't try to force one. It will explore possible spinoff and prequel scenarios," said Bailey.

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is a live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. "Beauty and the Beast" is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

The movie was directed by Bill Condon and starred %cEmma Watson%, %cLuke Evans%, %cEmma Thompson%, %cEwan McGregor%, %cIan McKellen%, %cKevin Kline%, %cJosh Gad% and %cStanley Tucci%.

"Beauty and the Beast" is currently playing in U.S. theaters.

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