If you've always wondered how Gaston from Beauty and the Beast became such a sterling example of toxic masculinity, you'll be happy to know that the burly villain from the Disney classic is getting some much-deserved screen time with a new prequel series on Disney+. And yes of course, his BFF LeFou will be there too, because Gaston never rides alone.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actors Luke Evans and Josh Gad, who played Gaston and LeFou respectively, will return to the screen for a limited six-episode musical series about the pair's origin story, pre-Belle, pre-"crazy old Maurice," pre-Beast, and pre-talking silverware. THR reports that the series will "expand the Beauty and the Beast universe," but also adds that none of the other cast members from the 2017 film are set to return (at least not yet). The report notes that original composer Alan Menken is "in talks" to participate, which potentially means more songs on par with the truly unforgettable classic "Gaston."
While we don't have much information about the prequel outside of the fact that both Luke and Josh are set to reprise their roles, we can't help but wonder what this series will entail. Are we going to see a softer side of Gaston? Will the duo journey across France on some epic quest? Will we get to see Gaston decorating his home with antlers and eating his breakfast of five dozen eggs, or discovering that he looks really good in red? To be determined.
We're also interested to know how the prequel will shape LeFou's personal journey. In the live-action remake, the character is depicted as gay, which caused some controversy when the movie was released worldwide. (LeFou is seen dancing with another man at the ball at the end of the 2017 film.) At the time, the movie's director Bill Condon said the film would feature "a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie." The inclusive moment leads us to hope that we may see more about LeFou's sexuality.
Regardless of what's to come, we're very excited to watch the adventures of Gaston and LeFou unfold, and hoping for a few fresh verses of "Gaston," a song that's been permanently stuck in our heads since our very first childhood Beauty and the Beast viewing.
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