'Beauty and the Beast' actor says he was "just having some fun" after hinting he might be set to play the Batman villain.
Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid, head of Malaysia’s Film Censorship Board, says he sought to cut more than four minutes of material from “Beauty And The Beast” – far more than the three-second “gay moment” that has flustered regulators in some other countries. Disney refused, and pulled the film from release last Thursday in Malaysia. In... Read more »
The live action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ remake is set to make history on March 17 as it features Disney’s first explicitly LGBT character. Speaking to Attitude magazine, the film’s director Bill Condon confirmed that Gaston’s sidekick LeFou – as played by ‘Frozen’ star Josh Gad – harbours romantic feelings for the narcissistic villain, and it’s not just subtext. “LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston,” says Condon in the magazine’s April edition.
Despite the fact that they’re supposed to be hard at work filming ‘Murder On The Orient Express’, Josh Gad has done what any self-respecting ‘Star Wars’ would do and peppered his co-star Daisy Ridley with questions regarding ‘The Last Jedi’. In an attempt to make Ridley open up about the sequel Josh Gad decided to bring in some pretty impressive fresh blood in the shape of Judi Dench. The beloved national icon and Oscar-winning actress was just as forceful in her interrogation as Josh Gad, and you can see her inundate Daisy Ridley with questions below.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has called for a boycott of the new movie ‘A Dog’s Purpose’, after a leaked on-set video emerged seeming to show a dog being forced into rushing water for a stunt. TMZ released the video of a handler trying to get the German Shepherd to enter a pool of rapids, despite it appearing to be in distress, before pulling it out again by its collar.
Readers may recall that the initial trailer for the film released earlier this year was a teaser in the truest sense of the word, showing us only brief glimpses around the Beast’s enchanted mansion, a few lines of dialogue, and a partial reveal of Emma Watson’s face as Belle, behind the pivotal rose. Secondly, we have what appears to be a re-enactment of the famed ‘Gaston’ inn scene – and we would assume the big-looking fellow in red with his back to the camera is Luke Evans as Gaston himself, possibly with Josh Gad as Le Fou in front of him. ‘Beauty and the Beast’ will also feature Emma Thompson as Mrs Potts, Kevin Kline as Belle’s father, and Dan Stevens as the Beast.
All we get is a copyright credit to Disney themselves, but the skill behind them looks rather professional to us - it could conceivably be a current or former Disney animator, or simply form part of the film’s very early concept designs, even though it does show identical scenes from the final movie. While we’ve not heard much from the ‘Frozen’ brand in recent months, having seen its two-year plus craze final die down, but no doubt we’ll start to hear more when the sequel begins production. ‘Frozen 2′ was about as inevitable as the sun rising, considering the first animated movie, directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, was a phenomenal global hit that amassed in excess of $1.2 billion. At present, there’s no details about where ‘Frozen 2′ will take us, only that Kristen Bell (the voice of Anna), Idina Menzel (Elsa), Josh Gad, (the loveable Olaf), and at least one of its co-directing team will return in the shape of Jennifer Lee.
We’ve learned a little more about the anticipated ‘Angry Birds’ film that hits cinemas next year, and - get this - it’ll be an origin story (of sorts). According to Empire, the film’s producer, John Cohen, says the animated movie will show us what the birds were like before they became, ahem, angry. “This movie is going to be the origin story of how that conflict came to exist.” It’s great to see the production actually giving audiences what they want - an explanation of how they came to be a collective of hotheaded, feathered miscreants, so will appease fans when it makes its way to cinemas in around eight months time. The film stars a number of high profile actors that are lending their vocal talents to the production, including: Jason Sudeikis, Peter Dinklage, Bill Hader, Keegan-Michael Key, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, and Maya Rudolph.